Quoting Steven Buehler <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxx>:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: redhat-list-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx [mailto:redhat-list-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx]
> On Behalf Of Nabeel Moidu
> Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2007 1:10 AM
> To: General Red Hat Linux discussion list
> Subject: Re: Samba problem
> On 10/31/07, Steven Buehler <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > I have a samba server setup on RHEL AS 5. I can access it
> > locally,
> > but not from a remote server. I have even turned off the firewall
> > altogether, but that didn't solve the problem. My samba is setup to allow
> > from any host and not deny from any host. The errors that I get from
> > remote
> > hosts is connection timeout. I can connect by other means, ftp, ssh, etc
> > from the other hosts, so at least I know that the physical server that
> > Samba
> > is on can be reached. I have tried connecting from windows servers and
> > from
> > Linux servers, but unless it is in my own local network of computers and
> > servers here, I can't connect. The other Linux and windows servers are
> > all
> > in different states (so of course, different networks).
> > Any help would be appreciated
> > Thanks
> > Steve
> Try telnetting to ports 135 137 138 139 and 445 on the samba server from the
> remote server.
> It would give an idea if its a firewall problem or something else.
> I can get to the ports from the local network, but not from a remote
> network. I have some other servers in different Data centers around the
> country. I turned on samba by "service smb start" and turned off the
> firewalls. The same thing happened with them. I was able to access them
> from the local networks, to that server, but not from remote networks.
Are these machines crossing the Internet or a private IP network? Some networks
block Windows file sharing ports from the Internet so that a virus that spreads
across Microsoft networking gets blocked from entering their network.
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