[Samba] Re: Access Samba Servers from the Internet?
jean.paul.argudo at pack-solutions.com
Thu Dec 12 08:39:01 GMT 2002
>>secure to set-up a VPN connection from your client to your host and then
>>login that way. Of course, it is possible to access your SMB share through
I have exactly the same need. I have a co-worker that can come to our
site because of physical problems, he cant just come at work like
everyone. The thing is to achieve a normal Windows 2000 connection to
Here is how I solved it (not yet accomplished, but in good way to):
I subscribed a VPN MPLS solution at my internet provider. I think it is
the best way to do actual VPN, better than frame relay or IpSec, because
it is transparent to users.
Here an ascii-art datagram of the solution:
/--------------------[ VPN MPLS ]--------------\
Far away PC local network with
192.168.1.1 W2K workstations, Linux PCs
/ | | \
Samba as PDC other machines in
with Bind DNS 192.168.0.
subnet have to be different for the VPN MPLS to work! That's why the
main network it's in 192.168.0. and the away network is in 192.168.1
On 192.168.1.1 PC he can ping 192.168.0.x machines! The same in
192.168.0.x machines, we can ping him and also it's router.
But, we can't achieve him to be connected to our network :-((
That's the current big problem! He has 192.168.0.1 as 1ary DNS and has
2nd DNS he has the provider's 1st DNS address.
On his machine he can do:
ping 192.168.0.100 (machinetest'IP)
=> doesn't work!!
I am sure of the DNS (Bind) configuration but seems Samba is rejecting
him?? What's wrong???
I read an article about DNS in Windows 2000. Seems the DNS *must* work
with DHCP, dynamically in order to distant machines to connect. Is that
true? I mean, then, my local machines would use NetBios only to connect
to samba PDC?
Then, if this is true, this means NetBios connections cant' go thru the
VPN? Why? Is this because of different subnets?
As you see, VPN MPLS is a good solution, but I really hope someone doing
VPN MPLS with Samba as PDC in W3K environnement could tell me how he
achieved this to work
Finally, sorry for crap english :)
Thanks a lots.
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