[Samba] Re: SAMBA on the WAN

Paul Gienger pgienger at ae-solutions.com
Fri Mar 21 13:29:20 GMT 2003

We run a pretty standard samba 2.2.7 PDC setup at each site.  Each one 
has it's own samba server doing duty for that office.  We also have a 
local DNS server for each site running their own subdomain for that 

Everything is subnetted in the 10.x.x.x private address space with /16 
masks.  That's what we use to keep the broadcast traffic down.  As I 
said before, you have to explicitly go looking for anything on the other 
side of the wan by its FQDN.

It's not pretty but it works.

richard wrote:
> just curious about your setup....
> do you share a common wins server for the wan? or dns instead?
> did you disable "enhanced browsing" ?
> too much traffic?
> regards,
> Richard Coates.
> On Thu, 2003-03-20 at 23:38, Paul Gienger wrote:
>>We run samba (and everything else) through a ipsec tunnel between 
>>offices.  One has a full T1 and the other 2 have half t1 speed on dsl or 
>>Just make sure to set up your subnets so that all the crappy windows 
>>broadcasts don't run over the vpn.  We have to explicitly ask for a host 
>>on the other side, it doesn't just 'show up'
>>Goldberg, Alan (HNA) wrote:
>>>Is anyone routing samba connections over a wan?
>>>Is there a way to do this that will make the network admins happy?
>>>Thanks for your help with this.
>>>Alan M. Goldberg 
>>>SAP Basis Specialist, Web Consultant 
>>>HJ Heinz Company of Canada Ltd 
>>> PH: 416-226-7542      FX:416-226-7564 
>>>CEL: 416-606-8945  PAG:416-381-0157 
>>>alan.goldberg at hjheinz.com 
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Applied Engineering Inc.         Cell:			701-799-0952
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