[Samba] How to connect across the Internet
originalskinnyj at hotmail.com
Thu Feb 21 17:56:12 GMT 2002
There is no reason that you should have windows boxes connecting to samba
across the internet, better to use ftp. Its easier to secure, and much
faster. SMB has alot of overhead that makes it a pretty poor choice for use
over the internet
IMHO Barry Johnson
----- Original Message -----
From: "Lonnie Cumberland" <lonnie at outstep.com>
To: <andewid at tnonline.net>
Cc: <samba at lists.samba.org>
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2002 8:02 PM
Subject: Re: [Samba] How to connect across the Internet
> 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
> 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.
> > 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.
> > file://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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