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Share file for mac and firewall

I have I share folder for mac os x on a windows 2003 server. I shared it through file server.
file services for mac are installed and appltalk as well.

the problem is: when I browes for the share to connect to it, then:
if the firewall is on, then I can NOT connect.
if it is off I can access the share.

I opened:
smb: port 139     (tcp)
smb2: port 137    ( I tried both tcp, and udp)
smb3: port 138     ( I tried both tcp, and udp)

but did not work.
So
any solution to this?  thank you
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bmquintasCommented:
Try opening (also) ports 201-208
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fm250Author Commented:
is it the range from 201 to 208
or just the 2
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bmquintasCommented:
the range
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fm250Author Commented:
Did not work.
Any other solutions. Thanks
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bmquintasCommented:
Is it a workgroup server or domain server?
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fm250Author Commented:
workgroup
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bmquintasCommented:
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106439

If the mac was talking to the win via smb, you had no problems, because you opened the correct ports, but....

they're not talking via smb , that's what the "File Services for mac" are for to allow a "non native smb system" to access files and folders.

You have 2 choices:
Discover the correct ports to open by installing a sniffer like ethereal

Remove the appletalk and File services for mac, and enable and configure smb in the system preferences->network of the mac (and i assure you mac's have no problem talking smb to windows server, i manage a small domain with 2 macs)
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fm250Author Commented:
what are the Apple File Protocol (AFP) ports?
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bmquintasCommented:
lol, near post. I think that's how they are talking
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bmquintasCommented:
port 548
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fm250Author Commented:
bmquintas,
I unistalled the mac services, and unchecked applTalk as well in the win2k3 side. in the mac side, smb was enabled to the same workgroup, but counldn't connect using smb?

do u have specific instructions?

because I have tried this port 548 it was working, however, there were some problems such as some files couldnot be seen from the mac even though there are there. in addition sometimes I can't put files into the share drive from the mac with error access denied even thougth the user have write access.

so I am thinking probably smb would give better mode.

Thank you.
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bmquintasCommented:
How are you trying to connect?
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fm250Author Commented:
smb://servername/shareName
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bmquintasCommented:
There may be 2 issues:

1.DNS - see if you can the serverfrom the mac by name, or try using   smb://ipaddress/shareName

2.Authentication


What type of error do you get?
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bmquintasCommented:
This is another common fix done in the server side:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanManServer\Parameters

The value of RequireSecuritySignature needs to be changed from '1' to '0'.
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fm250Author Commented:
Thak you bmquintas,
I tried all that, also apple clear text.  let ask you this Q:
when you config smb on the mac, you don't have to do anything on the win server side?
I mean the mac can talk to the win server using smb, and why do u have to uninstall the file services and applTalk, does it block smb?

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bmquintasCommented:
The only fix i had to do in a server was:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanManServer\Parameters

The value of RequireSecuritySignature needs to be changed from '1' to '0'.

I uninstalled the file services for mac and appletalk, because they were (and still aren't) needed.

You may wanna check this great site:

www.macwindows.com

i'm sure if you dig a bit you'll find a real case to follow.
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fm250Author Commented:
And is smb better than using file services for mac?
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bmquintasCommented:
I prefer using smb because it is the native "language" of the windows os,and i don't need to install aditional protocols, i really can't say regarding to performance and stability which one is better...
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fm250Author Commented:
Thak you bmquintas.
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bmquintasCommented:
NP, if you manage to get them to talk nice with smb, give some feed back so this may be a nice guide to others.
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