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Rodrigo Castro

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    Hi folks,

    We are evaluating what we can do to address this feedback and would very much appreciate your continued votes and suggestions on it.

    One alternative to mounting the share on-premises over port 445 is Azure File Sync, which enables you to create a cache of an Azure file share on an on-premises Windows Server. Azure File Sync only sends data over the Azure Files HTTPS (using the File REST APIs). You can learn more about Azure File Sync here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/files/storage-sync-files-planning

    Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any additional questions!


    Will Gries
    Program Manager, Azure Files

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    Rodrigo Castro commented  · 

    You should create a middleware like OneDrive to route SMB3 from 445 to 443 and vice-versa... 99.99% of home users will be blocked on 445. ISPs are very difficult to discuss... most of them will never open the ports and there will be no discussion. COVID-19 has shown how its important to have a solution, mainly for small business. It adds cost to use the VPN and in the end the total cost makes it prohibitive.

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