DNATing Windows File Sharing

Robert Vangel vangelr at rfgt.net
Mon Jul 18 11:50:21 CEST 2005

Jan Engelhardt wrote:
>>I would like to enable the right ports and DNAT the requests for File
>>Sharing on a internal windows box. The win2k3 has Active Directory
>>enabled and i want users to type \\domainname.com which will popup a
>>user/pass dialog and let them access the file server.
>>I did the following, but it doesn't seem to work:
>>iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -j DNAT -i eth0 -p tcp --dport 139 --to
>>assuming "139" is NetBios
> Also try 445 instead of 139.
> Then, if that still does not work, you maybe need to forward UDP 137.
> Jan Engelhardt

All of the ports for windows file sharing you want to call it are..

135/tcp, 137/udp, 138/tcp, 139/udp, 139/tcp, 445/tcp

Some of them are for RPC things so you might not actually want them
open, but I don't know which specific one(s) they are.

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