[Samba] How to connect across the Internet

Anders Widman andewid at tnonline.net
Thu Feb 21 17:20:13 GMT 2002

I have actually used Windows to connect to other Windows machines
using normal Windows shares, so this should not be a problem with
Samba, either.

However, the security level is not very high and some ISP block port
139 wich is used for SMB connections. If both machines has external IP
addresses this should be as simple as accessing a local share. Just
put \\IP_of_samba_server\share in Windows Explorer to connect.


> Hi,

> I was recently told that setting my Linux Samba server up as a WINS
> server would do the job nicely, but I am unclear as to if this is the
> best approach and alsowhat changes would be required to my smb.conf
> and also on each of the Windows Clients on the Internet that will be
> connecting?

> Could someone please advice me a little more in detail if you have
> done something like this and what problems you had?

> Thanks for all of the help everyone.
> Lonnie

>> I guess there can be numerous ways to fix this, depending on what
>> security level you want.
>> Normally by adding NETBIOS name of the machines in your hosts
>> file should be enough. But many ISPs activley reject these kinds
>> of
>> connection because poor security.
>> //Anders
>>> Hello All,
>>> Well my Samba server is up and running good, but I am now
>>> needing to be able to let some of my users connect to our server
>>> who is not located on our local network.
>>> Actually they are located some distance away and I would like to
>>> be able to allow then to connect.
>>> Has anyone had any success with this and how it might be done?
>>> Best Regards,
>>> Lonnie
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