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We have 2 different network structures and need to browse and map a network share from other network. (I have a windows share that I can reach and map from my local network and want the same thing from our other network.)

How can I do that? Which port should I open on the firewall? (I can’t open NetBIOS for security reasons.)

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Explain better both networks details and how they're connected –  Pitto Apr 4 '11 at 10:19
    
they connected via fortigate and If we need any source from any network we are creating a rule and accept it. –  yasin carkci Apr 4 '11 at 10:24
    
they connected via fortigate and If we need any source from any network we are creating a rule and accept it. but now I dont have any idea how do I do that? which port I need to add to the firewall?I can not do that with netbios . –  yasin carkci Apr 4 '11 at 10:28
    
Instead of opening up all those ports, why don't you create a VPN between the networks. Is that possible in your situation? –  charnley Apr 4 '11 at 13:42
    
no way ,I agree with you technically but the administration does not want it.I have to browse remote disks as locally.its a very complicated situation I know that. –  yasin carkci Apr 4 '11 at 14:02

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Given the constraints that you have listed in the comments, I suggest using web sharing (WebDAV) for the remote share, since Windows supports it natively. Your firewall administer will probably be more amenable to opening HTTP traffic (port 80) instead of a standard file sharing protocol like CIFS/SMB. You will need to connect via IP or DNS name as browsing won't really work in the absence of a service location protocol like NetBIOS.

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