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Re: basic question about firewall usage

Make sure that you put an interfaces line in your smb.conf and a bind 
interfaces only line.  This is aside from any firewall rules.

For example if your external (internet) interface is eth0 and your internal is 
eth1, you'd want to have something like:

interfaces = eth1
bind interfaces only = yes

I don't know about the ups or downs about running samba on a firewall, but I've 
done this on one machine for nearly 3 years and it's been hit with about every 
type of windows exploit you can think of with no problems (either to the 
security of the system or the functionality of samba).


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Quoting Xucaen <xucaen@yahoo.com>:

> Hi all, 
>    What about running samba on the firewall? Are
> we dealing with the same scenarios as before or
> do you think perhaps samba can be secure running
> on a firewall? My reason for asking this is that
> I have a printer connected to the machine I will
> be using as a firewall and it shares the printer
> to a couple of windows PC's. I don't know much
> about samba other than I installed it and it
> works.  :-) Does it use ports accesable from the
> outside?
> Thanks!!
> Jim
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