Network Neighborhood Connectivity to Internet SMB Servers

Jim Frost jimf at
Tue Jan 18 16:52:08 GMT 2000

Kevin Diffily wrote:
> Is it possible for a Windows 9x Client to specify and connect to SMB
> Servers on the public internet?  If this is so how is it accomplished?

Sure.  They must have TCP installed and they must provide the full path to the
share (ie browsing doesn't work outside the local network since that operates
via broadcasting).

In other words, rather than clicking down in the Network Neighborhood you
should instead choose "map drive" and type in the name of the share (eg

I use this all the time to work across subnets or against UNIX hosts.


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