[Samba] Samba with PPTP

Ivan Wong hkhehe at email.com
Sat Dec 6 19:33:32 GMT 2003


I am running samba on a freebsd box (behind NAT, IP = with
pptpclient connecting to my company m$2k VPN (tunnel IP =
At first, I can ping the fbsd with its hostname (freebsd) from my company.
But when I try to "net use freebsd /user:xxx *", the "net use" will fail
(err = The network path was not found.) and afterwards I can see that ping
will use (which was originally I can ping
again if I restart the samba. But everytime when I try to use the netbios
name I will get the redirection changed wrongly.

So I tried to use IP instead. I can browse \\freebsd and "net use" my home
\\freebsd\ivan sucessfully. But when I try to browse \\freebsd\ivan it will
hold for a minute and I will finally get the message \\\ivan is
not accessible. The specified network name is no longer available.

Thank you.

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