Firewall and samba

Scott J. Henson scotth at
Thu Nov 30 03:16:29 UTC 2006

Rutger van Haasteren wrote:
> Hi all,
> I using Ubuntu since Hoary, and I have never been able to set the
> firewall the right way wrt Samba. I'm in a local network behind a
> router/firewall, but I would still like some extra protection. When I
> use something like guarddog or firestarter to set up my firewall,
> everything works the way it should, except for windows file sharing: samba.
> When I open the ports for samba, or I allow all connections from a
> certain host, I can use all services but samba.
 > How is this possible? Doesn't make a difference if I make
the rules more
> specific.

I have a samba pdc running on dapper with shorewall.  I have
the following rules marked as for making samba work.

ACCEPT    net       fw    udp      137:139
ACCEPT    net       fw    tcp      137,139,445
ACCEPT    net       fw    udp      1024:          137

Scott Henson
LCSEE Systems Staff
WVU MAE Undergraduate
Ubuntu User

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