Linux system doing port scans from port 137

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SUSE LINUX Desktop 1.0
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10


Port scans being done to high ports of Windows systems from port 137 of the SLD system.


Port 137 is the port used by Samba for Windows connectivity and discovery of services.  Disabling Samba stops the communication from port 137.
Proper configuration of Samba to be a member of the domain and communicate to the domain controller would also correct this problem.

Additional Information

Formerly known as TID# 10094458


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  • Document ID:7003879
  • Creation Date: 14-Jul-2009
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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