How about this option for nmbd?
andre.albsmeier at mchp.siemens.de
Wed Jun 17 05:17:21 GMT 1998
> On Wed, 17 Jun 1998, Andre Albsmeier wrote:
> > please imagine the following scenario:
> [Sets up WINS so that firewall proxies a remote SMB server]
> > On a Win95 client I add AA_BB to the lmhosts file with
> > the IP address of the firewall machine (!). Now I can
> > connect to \\AA_BB\APPS and everything works great.
> > But since I am lazy, I don't want to add this entry to
> > all lmhost files.
> > So my solution is now a small hack to the nmbd on the WINS
> > server which adds the IP address of AA_BB manually:
> > This works great since AA_BB is now resolved through the WINS
> > server.
> Note also that the firewall could connect to the remote SMB server using
> SSH or some other sound encryption strategy, rather than directly, giving
> nice remote LAN access. You might have to watch for startup latency - I
> don't know how tolerant M$ clients are of slow servers. With a smart inetd
> on the firewall, and IP aliasing, you could handle multiple remote servers
> this way.
Right, that's my next step :-)
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