Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 42092
firewall configuration missing from Configuring Samba documentation
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:33:24 EDT
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Description of problem:
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Look for mention of firewalling or the TCP /UDP ports needed by Samba
in the above URL.
Actual Results: Information not found.
Expected Results: Something that tells me how to configure Samba should
also tell me how to permit network requests through the firewall.
Since RHL 7.1 includes firewalling features, it would be useful if the
(Samba) Customization Guide would tell me what extra steps are needed to
permit access to Samba resources through the firewall.
For example, if I installed a Workstation with a firewall security level
setting of high, what TCP or UDP ports should I open to permit access to
shared directories or printers? What chapter do I reference to see how to
configure the firewall?
This is a very good suggestion. It applies to all the other services, not
just SMB. Unfortunately, we do not have enough page count in the manual
to add a section to all the services describing what a port is, which ports to
open, etc. I will work on a generic chapter describing this procedure
for the next release of manuals.