[Samba] Help with settings for Internet usage.

rruegner robowarp at gmx.de
Mon Oct 27 22:38:15 GMT 2003

sorry smb over internet is a big security bug
you will an would have tons of hackers if you would use an open setup,
youre right encryption slows down the connect.
try to use freeswan cipe vtun ....contact your isp for open needed ports.
or use simply winscp ( ssh ) sftp, ftp, http with webdav etc
if samba is installed on the server there are many smbbrowsers over http php
/ perl that will do the job
browsing the samba stored files on the server. ( but normally if you wanna
secure use https )
another solution is rsync ( via ssh ) the files from an internal samba to
the internet
Best Regards

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "James Lewis" <james at s-1.com>
To: <samba at lists.samba.org>
Sent: Monday, October 27, 2003 10:36 PM
Subject: [Samba] Help with settings for Internet usage.

> I'd like to use Samba to access files on an Internet based server (which
> is primarily a web server), from Windows XP clients, over the Internet.
> The server is in a data center, the XP machines are on a cable
> connection with 1.5Mbps down and 256kbps up. Port 139 is blocked by the
> ISP.
> I'm looking for help with settings that will optimise Samba for this
> application.
> I have a basic configuration, and it is only just usable. The transfer
> speed once a file is open is acceptable, but the time it takes for files
> to be open for reading and writing is just a little too long (in the
> order of a few seconds). This makes a multiple file save that would be
> instant to a local HD or local file server take a long time (about 40
> seconds for example for 20 files).
> I am using stunnel at both ends to get around the port 139 restriction.
> Might this be contributing to the slow file open speed? Are there any
> better ways to make this connection?
> I have disabled the webclient service in XP.
> Thanks for any help.
> J L
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