Permitting clients to browse for files and printers in the network

Article:HOWTO81254  |  Created: 2012-10-25  |  Updated: 2014-09-21  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO81254
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Permitting clients to browse for files and printers in the network

You can enable the client to either share its files or to browse for shared files and printers on the local network. To prevent network-based attacks, you may not want to enable network file and printer sharing.

You enable network file and print sharing by adding firewall rules. The firewall rules allow access to the ports to browse and share files and printers. You create one firewall rule so that the client can share its files. You create a second firewall rule so that the client can browse for other files and printers.

The settings work differently based on the type of control that you specify for your client, as follows:

Client control or mixed control

Users on the client can enable these settings automatically by configuring them in Network Threat Protection.

Mixed control

A server firewall rule that specifies this type of traffic can override these settings.

Server control

These settings are not available on the client.

To permit clients to browse for files and printers in the network

  1. In the console, open a Firewall policy.

  2. On the Firewall Policy page, click Rules.

  3. On the Rules tab, in the Rules list, select the rule you want to edit, right-click the Service field, and then click Edit.

  4. In the Service List dialog box, click Add.

  5. In the Protocol dialog box, in the Protocol drop-down list, click TCP, and then click Local/Remote.

  6. Do one of the following tasks:

    To permit clients to browse for files and printers in the network

    In the Remote port drop-down list, type 88, 135, 139, 445.

    To enable other computers to browse files on the client

    In the Local Port drop-down list, type 88, 135, 139, 445.

  7. Click OK.

  8. In the Service List dialog box, click Add.

  9. In the Protocol dialog box, in the Protocol drop-down list, click UDP.

  10. Do one of the following tasks:

    To permit clients to browse for files and printers in the network

    In the Local Port drop-down list, type 137, 138.

    In the Remote Port drop-down list, type 88.

    To enable other computers to browse files on the client

    In the Local Port drop-down list, type 88, 137, 138.

  11. Click OK.

  12. In the Service List dialog box, make sure that the two services are enabled, and then click OK.

  13. On the Rules tab, make sure the Action field is set to Allow.

  14. If you are done with the configuration of the policy, click OK.

See Setting up firewall rules

See Customizing firewall rules

See Editing a policy.


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