Firewall blocking desktop features

Reindl Harald h.reindl at
Tue Sep 10 21:11:12 UTC 2013

Am 10.09.2013 22:58, schrieb Heiko Adams:
> Am 10.09.2013 22:07, schrieb Peter Oliver:
>> Empathy's "People Nearby" feature doesn't work out of the box because
>> the required ports are blocked by default by the firewall
>> (  It's a similar
>> story with Gnome's "Media Sharing" feature, and I'm sure there are lots
>> of other examples.
> AFAIR the samba client port is also blocked by default which makes it
> impossible to share files with windows machines

what is a samba *client* port?
if you want to offer shares you are a *server*

*server ports* for *incoming* connections must be closed as default
to protect people not knowing what they are doing before read minimal
manpages like "do not open samba on the WAN" - period

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