Samba and firewall in the same box?

mtolman at mtolman at
Thu Feb 3 18:36:09 EST 2000

I am running SAMBA and IPChains on my P166.

When I did a security scan on my system from the internet I found that my SAMBA shares were available to the world.  I fixed this by editing my smb.conf file and making sure I set my "hosts allow" to only my local networks, and also setting "interfaces" to only my 192.168.x.x IF.  Now when I scan my machine with ISS or nmap it doesn't show any SMB ports open.

Mark Tolman
Internet Security Consultant
Grant Thornton, LLP
Boston, MA USA

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