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I know that since SMB is not secure, opening port 445 on firewall makes your computer vulnerable. To secure my connection, I want to run a SMB mobile app via SSH. Would I still need to open port 445 on my router to enable SMB? Would my host computer be protected by running SMB over SSH?

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Not exactly the answer to your question, but did you consider sshfs? It exists for Android, play.google.com/store/apps/… –  MariusMatutiae Nov 27 '13 at 18:38
    
I am not sure if I understood the question. But: No, you make connection to your host computer via SSH. Forward the port over a tunnel to your device. And connect locally on your device to port 445. So only port 22 is needed. –  Edgar Klerks Nov 27 '13 at 20:11
    
SSH is not a good choice for this. Get yourself a real VPN tool that gives a full IP link. –  Zoredache Nov 28 '13 at 0:47
    
Thanks for the reply. Would I still need to open SMB port on my router? –  synthesis Nov 28 '13 at 11:19

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