[Wlug] Upcoming meetings - topic proposals

Keller, Tim Tim.Keller@stratus.com
Mon, 7 May 2001 11:01:30 -0400

Hey I was looking at the sample smb.conf file (and I've set up a bunch of
samba servers as well) and I saw something odd (well odd for me)

-- start cut --
# Configure Samba to use multiple interfaces
# If you have multiple network interfaces then you must list them
# here. See the man page for details.
interfaces =
-- end cut --

>From a home network point of view, why would you want samba to bind to your
external (24.xx...) address?  Maybe I'm doing something wrong?

I personally add rules to my firewall to block outgoing and incoming SMB
traffic to the outside world.  SMB as a protocol goes (if you could call it
that) tends to tell the world more then one would want...


-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Gutowski [mailto:peter@linuxchamps.com]
Sent: Monday, May 07, 2001 8:56 AM
To: tcarey70@hotmail.com
Cc: wlug@wlug.org
Subject: Re: [Wlug] Upcoming meetings - topic proposals


Your comments indicate a distinct need. For now, you might be interested in
checking out my sample commented smb.conf file at:


I'm not a samba expert by any means, but have been enough around the block
with it to make it work. HTH.

On Monday, May 7, 2001 8:27 AM, Thomas Carey <tcarey70@hotmail.com> wrote:
>The Firewall topic sounds great. First off, I am a newbie (been
>toying around with Linux for the last year and a half off and
>on), and want to increase my Linux knowledge. I have been
>successful in setting up Linux as a web server, and as an FTP
>server. The one thing I have been unable to get working is
>Samba file and print services. I would love to have someone
>show me the proper way to get this up and running. I am
>currently using RH7 (for the server),  and Win98SE for the
>client machine. I would be willing to bring those machines, as
>well as a small hub for us to work on. This is a feature of Linux that I
really want to use.
>Thanks for your time.
>Tom Carey

Peter Gutowski <peter@linuxchamps.com> // tel.: (413) 587-3957 

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