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Old 04-18-2004, 05:05 PM   #1
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Question Help with RedHat firewall open ports


Can someone tell me how to open port 139 from the redhat 9 firewall?
What command should i write so that i can open this port? I need to access some samba shares, but i cannot open port 139 for access. When i do a scan it says that port 139 is closed.

Old 04-18-2004, 09:28 PM   #2
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iptables -I INPUT -p tcp --dport 139 -j ACCEPT

If this system is accessible to the internet, you should only allow ip address(es) that need access (allowing public access to Samba shares is a really bad idea). So can use this as a template, just subsitute in the appropriate IP address or network subnets:

iptables -I INPUT -s XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX -p tcp --dport 139 -j ACCEPT


Once you get it working, save your ruleset so that it will remain after a reboot:

service iptables save

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Old 04-24-2004, 08:20 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply


I know that it's a bad idea to shere samba over internet. Right now i dropped the samba thing. I'm going with vsftp it's much more reliable.

Again thanks.



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