How To Enable File Sharing With Symantec Firewall

I have a network of about 7 computers, all running WinXP Pro (SP2).  We have Symantec Client Security 3 (which includes Symantec Firewall) installed on all our computers.

We have one computer dedicated as a file server. This computer has groups/users set up so that users can only access directories where they have permissions.  When someone logs on from one of the other computers, they get access to the correct directories, etc until.... I enable the Firewall.

I need all the computers to be able to read/write to our file server.  How do I setup the Firewall to allow this to happen?  Is there certain ports (or something else) that I can allow so this can happen?


Calvin ClosePresidentAsked:
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Windows file sharing uses ports 135 through 139 and also port 445.  If you allow communication from the appropriate Hosts/IP addresses on ports 135, 136, 137, 138, 139 & 445 then this should resolve your issue.

Hope this helps.

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Calvin ClosePresidentAuthor Commented:
To further clarify, on the "client" computers,

1. Do I have to allow access inbound/outbound of each of these ports or just outbound?  I do not want the computers to be able to read/write to the other client computers, just the file server.
2. Which of these do I need to allow?
  - UDP
  - TCP
  - ICMP

Inbound from the clients on the file server, outbound to the file server on the clients. TCP only.
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