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SMTP and NETBIOS

Does anyone know why a connection is built for netbios port 137 to the mail server when mail comes in the network from the outside.

mail--->router--->pix---->internet--->mailclient

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Re: SMTP and NETBIOS

If your firewall is blocking all inbound connectivity to port 137-139 then you should not see this inbound. If you are then you should evaluate your firewall rule set to find a hole.

If the connection is inbound-outbound then the server has made a request for a name lookup using gethostbyaddr(). 137 is used by microsoft and wins type lookups.

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Re: SMTP and NETBIOS

Thanks,

It is an inbound-->outbound communication. How do I stop It?

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Re: SMTP and NETBIOS

You can stop it by changing the settings on the mail server (WINS server) or by implementing an access control list on the inside interface.

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