[windows2000] Re: Adding firewall to xp-box

  • From: "Sorin Srbu" <Sorin.Srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 08 Sep 2004 14:44:11 +0200

On Wed, 08 Sep 2004 14:38:07 +0200, Sorin Srbu wrote:

>>It could be 135 The "end-point mapper". RPC services are assigned other
>>ports dynamically. When trying to connect to a service, you go through this
>>mapper to discover where it is located. The process works the same as on the
>>UNIX RPC portmapper. A big difference is that a lot of services run on top
>>of named pipes, which don't have a specific port.  
>>To my knowledge 137 is the important one for Netbios datagrams used for
>>Network Neighbourhood but you have that open so....
>Nice try, but no cigar. 8-) In other words I just tried with port
>135, and no success.
>It's not like I use "my network places" a lot to browse the
>network, just thought I'd had the functionality. Oh, well... 8-)

BTW, I assumed port 135/TCP. Did you mean TCP, or should that be
UDP. Or both?

>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Sorin Srbu [mailto:Sorin.Srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
>>Sent: 08 September 2004 13:19
>>To: Windows2000 Mailing List
>>Subject: [windows2000] Adding firewall to xp-box
>>I used an old PII/266 to install Smoothwall (which is running
>>linux, yes I know...) for protecting my admin winxp-box. After
>>setting upp rules to allow for DNS-connections and dito for our
>>DCc, it now seems like it's working fine. Except for one thing -  I
>>can't browse our domain/network using "My Network Places". Mapping
>>drives etc works fine, but one only thing doesn't.
>>Would anybody know why? Are particular ports associated with
>>browsing a network, as I opened ports 389 (to the DCs), ports
>>137-138 (for other non-DCs i have mapped), port 53 (to the uni
>>AD-DNSes). Anything else I need to open to allow for network



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