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Smb remote file sharing connection problems

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Michael1732, Jan 29, 2019.

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  1. Michael1732

    Michael1732 Thread Starter

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    I have been trying to set up a smb file transfer server through windows. I have gotten it working on the local subnet but I cannot access it remotely. I have port forwarded and let it through firewall, any ideas?
     
  2. zx10guy

    zx10guy Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    You're asking for a major hack/security breach if you continue down this path in getting this working.
     
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    I've seen people use network shares before to send files across the internet, I don't understand how this is related to a hack of any sort.
     
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    zx10guy Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    Anyone who does this openly over the Internet doesn't care about security. There are two things at issue here. One you're exposing well known windows ports which many hackers look for to exploit a box. Second, you're exposing any login communication to authenticate any user you grant access to the share(s) on that box.

    Many people who do care about security will use a VPN setup to secure the communications between locations so everything is encrypted and there is another gate for any hacker to have to defeat before gaining access into your internal network. Other options would be for someone to set up an FTP server or similar on a DMZ which is totally isolated from the rest of your network. Keeping in mind anything on that server is expendable if the box gets smacked.
     
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