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[ale] SMB options
Yep. That's a problem. I don't know of a way to do port redirection on
client style windows machines. If they ran through a linux box as a
router, no problem.
It sounds like the only real alternative is to set up a vpn solution. If
ISP's block VPN traffic, they are shooting themselves in the foot
On Sat, 2004-01-10 at 15:50, David Hamm wrote:
> Finding the servere is not the problem. The problem is that AllTel has
> blocked port 135 on thier network and the user can't mount the share. Since
> I have DSL with BellSouth I have no problem and neither do CBeyond customers.
> It is only AllTel and I anticipate more will have this problem in the future
> as ISP's attempt to protect customers from worms.
> On Saturday 10 January 2004 03:11 pm, James P. Kinney III wrote:
> > No. If all they are doing is downloading a file from an internet server,
> > then let use and http get.
> > If you need more complicated access then consider setting up a wins
> > server so the users can find the machine and it's shares.
> > On Sat, 2004-01-10 at 13:05, David Hamm wrote:
> > > Are you saying you can mount shares or access directories and files via
> > > HTTP in the same manner as SMB? The SMB users need the full
> > > functionality of an SMB share.
> > >
> > > On Saturday 10 January 2004 12:14 pm, James P. Kinney III wrote:
> > > > Try a login authenticated web access.
> > > >
> > > > On Sat, 2004-01-10 at 11:30, David Hamm wrote:
> > > > > Hello,
> > > > >
> > > > > I have an FTP server sittting on the Internet. One group of users
> > > > > uploads files via FTP the other group downloads those files via SMB.
> > > > > Securing SMB communications in most cases is handeled by listing the
> > > > > SMB users's IP address in an IPTables rule with a -j ACCEPT. But
> > > > > recently I gained an SMB user an ALLTel's network and ALLTel blocks
> > > > > port 135. The only options I can come up with is eithher FreeSwan or
> > > > > PopTop and from recent experiences I'm not excited about using
> > > > > either. I wonder if I could run SMB on another port? Under Linux I
> > > > > don't see a problem but the Windows workstations mounting the share
> > > > > can't be modified since they also participate in an SMB based LAN.
> > > > > Any suggestions are welcomed.
> > > > >
> > > > > Thanks.
> > > > >
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