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I have an ubuntu 12.10 VM with samba v 3.6.6 installed:

Ubuntu 12.10 (GNU/Linux 3.5.0-44-generic x86_64)

On my mac i can connect to the smb share no problems:


Finder then asks for a username and pword, then asks which share to mount.

Running on a live server:

Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.2.0-24-virtual x86_64)

I samba 3.6.3 installed with the same conf settings, when i try to connect to the server:


The connection times out and asks if i have the correct ip.. I have tried both the domain and ip but each keeps timing out.

Am I missing something?

I can't see that it would be a permission issue as the connection is not even made with the server.. it is as if samba is not even installed on the server or running.

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Is this server out on the public internet? – EEAA Jan 11 '14 at 19:41
maybe firewall blocking ? – Bartłomiej Zarzecki Jan 11 '14 at 19:47

1 word. Firewall. Most ISPs deliberately block the default SMB ports on the public Internet. (445, 135-139) (Due to Microsoft's inept security when it comes to networking.) Just for testing purposes... try putting something else on a few of those ports for testing... and I think you'll find them blocked. Typically, you can call the ISP and ask them politely to unblock all traffic... and they will.

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