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  Reply # 2064856 30-Jul-2018 10:46
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Hence why we're keeping it simple.  You either have port blocking enabled (default), or disabled (on request).

 

An option we considered was to block NETBIOS and SMB for everyone with no exceptions, but that seems a little cavalier - we wanted for customers to have the ability to opt out of this filtering as there may be legitimate use cases for some customers to use the ports above for non-standard use.  You never know if a developer somewhere has written an application that uses these ports (for a different protocol!) and is hard coded .....





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  Reply # 2064883 30-Jul-2018 11:36
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cbrpilot:

 

You never know if a developer somewhere has written an application that uses these ports (for a different protocol!) and is hard coded .....

 

 

but dave... the internet says what every port should be used for!

 

 

 

surely they wouldn't do something as cowboy as use the port number for something totally non-standard! ;)





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  Reply # 2064921 30-Jul-2018 12:38
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I am not on Spark but I do use SMB across the internet (IPv6). It's locked down by firewall rules but I only use SMB 3.0 and newer which has end-to-end encryption.

 

It's a nice move to disable for the average user Spark and the fact you enable the client to opt-out is an absolute must so a good decision there.








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  Reply # 2073832 15-Aug-2018 11:32
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The rollout of this change is complete.

 

 

 

Is one of the mods about to make this thread sticky for a few weeks so that this thread is easy to find?





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