Hetzner.de CERT-Bund Abuse Warning, NetBIOS Nameservice – How to turn it off

You may have been the happy recipient of this warning from Hetzner: “We have received a security alert from the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI).” In which case, you most likely have samba running, and need to turn it off:

try: service samba stop

To make it permanent, open up /etc/init.d/samba and put exit 0; after the shebang line.

Enjoy.

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