[Samba] NetBIOS over ipsec using samba

Marian Mlcoch, Ing mm at tsmp.sk
Thu Aug 7 05:31:03 GMT 2003

I add info about browsing with only wins browsing all maybe not work.
Wins suplied name to ip resolving system but not browser.
Then in global section of your one samba use
remote browse sync =
as writed in samba man page.

That works if your sambas is master browser on subnets.

Thats all folks.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Scott Shackelford" <scott at customtransport.com>
To: "Eric A Rasor" <erasor at lracorp.com>
Cc: <samba at lists.samba.org>
Sent: Wednesday, August 06, 2003 10:59 PM
Subject: RE: [Samba] NetBIOS over ipsec using samba

> I do use IPsec VPN with SAMBA with many locations. This it with both
> Firewall to Firewall VPN with 2 Sonicwalls, Firewall to Firewall with
> Sonicwall on one side and Netopia 9100 Router connected to a cable modem
> the other. And Sonicwall firewall to Sonicwall VPN. In every scenario one
> thing is need in order to get things to work properly and this is a WINS
> server. Make sure every machine points to you WINS server (of course SAMBA
> can act as one and works very well.) This is due to NetBIOS broadcast will
> not go past any router. Since a looks like a router to NetBIOS, it will
> be able to see machines in your network neighborhood unless you and the
> other machines are using the same WINS server. Once this is fixes,
> server and domain logins will work fine.
> -Scott Shackelford
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: samba-bounces+scott=customtransport.com at lists.samba.org
> > [mailto:samba-bounces+scott=customtransport.com at lists.samba.org]On
> > Behalf Of Eric A Rasor
> > Sent: Wednesday, August 06, 2003 4:34 PM
> > To: samba at lists.samba.org
> > Subject: [Samba] NetBIOS over ipsec using samba
> >
> >
> > I am sure someone has had success getting NetBIOS names to
> > transfer from one
> > side of a VPN to the other, but I'm not that person (yet).  I
> > have read all
> > available documentation and newsgroups and have exhausted my patience.
> > have a linux box running 2.4.21 kernel with Freeswan on each end of a
> > (its working).  I have "Arno's iptables" firewall installed on
> > each end (It
> > is working).  I have samba 2.2.8a running on each of those machines (it
> > working).  But for the life of me I can't get the settings correct using
> > swat to make them exchange information.  Here are the basic
> > questions that I
> > have which have been answered in mailing lists but with different
> > (sometimes very opposite of each other).  Some of the answers to these
> > questions will eliminate the need for answering the others, I know...
> > please do, since I have not had any sleep for 4 days.
> >
> > 1. Does anybody have this scenario running successfully?  Can I see
> > your configuration?
> > 2. Can the workgroup on each side of the VPN be the same?
> > 3. Can the domain (Exchange Server) on one end have the same name as
> > the workgroup?
> > 4. Am I going about it wrong if I have the Exchange Server running on
> > one side?
> > 5. Should I just give up and write out big nasty lmhosts definitions?
> >
> > Thanks in advance
> >
> > ER
> >
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