IPTables rules for Samba

To open access to Samba in IPTables, you must add four rules at once:

sudo iptables -A INPUT -p udp -m udp --dport 137 -j ACCEPT
sudo iptables -A INPUT -p udp -m udp --dport 138 -j ACCEPT
sudo iptables -A INPUT -p tcp -m tcp --dport 139 -j ACCEPT
sudo iptables -A INPUT -p tcp -m tcp --dport 445 -j ACCEPT

To only allow access to a particular network, for example 192.168.1.0/24:

sudo iptables -A INPUT -s 192.168.1.0/24 -p udp -m udp --dport 137 -j ACCEPT
sudo iptables -A INPUT -s 192.168.1.0/24 -p udp -m udp --dport 138 -j ACCEPT
sudo iptables -A INPUT -s 192.168.1.0/24 -p tcp -m tcp --dport 139 -j ACCEPT
sudo iptables -A INPUT -s 192.168.1.0/24 -p tcp -m tcp --dport 445 -j ACCEPT

To remove a rule, we’ll specify the same command, replacing -A with -D, for example:

sudo iptables -D INPUT -s 192.168.1.0/24 -p udp -m udp --dport 137 -j ACCEPT
sudo iptables -D INPUT -s 192.168.1.0/24 -p udp -m udp --dport 138 -j ACCEPT
sudo iptables -D INPUT -s 192.168.1.0/24 -p tcp -m tcp --dport 139 -j ACCEPT
sudo iptables -D INPUT -s 192.168.1.0/24 -p tcp -m tcp --dport 445 -j ACCEPT

To view the list of rules, use the command:

sudo iptables -nvL

See also my articles:
Configuring IPTables
Installing and Configuring Samba on Linux

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