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Unable to browse windows networks using SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10

This document (3755552) is provided subject to the disclaimer at the end of this document.

Environment

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10

Situation

No networks show up when browsing the Windows Network section of Nautilus.

Resolution

The release notes state that SuSEfirewall2 is enabled by default unless chosen otherwise. That means that by default, you cannot log in from remote systems. It also interferes with network browsing and multicast applications, such as SLP, Samba ("Network Neighborhood”), and some games. You can fine-tune the firewall settings using YaST.

Therefore in order to have windows network browsing you need to fine-tune the workstations firewall setting to allow the following ports.

137/udp
138/udp
139/tcp
445/tcp

Disclaimer

This Support Knowledgebase provides a valuable tool for NetIQ/Novell/SUSE customers and parties interested in our products and solutions to acquire information, ideas and learn from one another. Materials are provided for informational, personal or non-commercial use within your organization and are presented "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND.

  • Document ID:3755552
  • Creation Date:07-AUG-06
  • Modified Date:26-APR-12
    • SUSESUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop

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