Samba through a Microsoft Proxy
mgrommet at insolwwb.net
Tue Jul 13 18:41:21 GMT 1999
I need to be able to connect to a internet reachable Unix server from behind
our firewall (Microsoft Proxy)
(I know, I hate it too, but it wasnt my decision)
I have samba working great on the unix side,
and using the NT machine, I can map a network drive to the samba share
Here is the network topology
( Private LAN, on 192.168.*)
( Proxy server, with 2 network interfaces)
( Public Internet )
Its pretty much typical...
Now, I would like this to work one of two ways, I dont really care which:
1) I need to be able to map a network drive from my private lan through the
proxy. Even though I've set the relevant information in my lmhosts file, I
still cannot see the unix box running samba...
2) I can create a network drive on the proxy server, but because it is a
networked file system, I
can't mount it from other PCs behind the proxy. I have tried using the
Microsoft Distributed File System,
which works fine with real MS network shares.
My PCs can see the network path as created by DFS but when I attempt to
access it I get:
"\\proxysvr\webshare\docsdir is not accessible. The network path was not
Although the proxy machine does not have this limitation.
(For those who don't know, DFS can map a network drive to a directory, semi
sorta like being able to mount
file systems in unix off of some directory tree)
Well guys, I need a solution pretty badly... Anyone got an idea?
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