Iptables rule for Samba server in Red Hat Linux

You ca use these firewall rules for simple share level Samba server. But in case you are looking for iptables rule for Samba4 Active Directory follow the below link

IPtables rule for Samba4

These are the Iptables setting for Samba server to work for the source users having IP range 10.10.10.0/24 based on RedHat or CentOS Operating Systems.


Add these rules in your linux machine

# iptables -A INPUT -s 10.10.10.0/24 -p udp --dport 137 -j ACCEPT
# iptables -A INPUT -s 10.10.10.0/24 -p udp --dport 138 -j ACCEPT
# iptables -A INPUT -s 10.10.10.0/24 -p tcp --dport 139 -j ACCEPT
# iptables -A INPUT -s 10.10.10.0/24 -p tcp --dport 445 -j ACCEPT
Verify your rules

# iptables --list

to check if the firewall rules are working
# netstat -ntlp | grep smb
tcp 0 0 :::139 :::* LISTEN 1221/smbd
tcp 0 0 :::445 :::* LISTEN 1221/smbd



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