Yep that is the hint I needed.

Because wicked failed and things switched to NetworkManager the nic's setup was not complete. With NetworkManager in charge the notwork worked but the configs were not set up for the firewall so the system shut it down or maybe never started it. Any how, setting things to wicked, even though non functional, allowed me to manually configure the nic configs and then switching back to NM the firewall stayed up and the ports were opened for samba. I did not even know the firewall was down until I went to setup samba. I wonder how many other may be running without a functioning firewall???