[Samba] Samba as remote file share

Aden, Steve saden at itscommunications.com
Thu Apr 1 18:57:11 GMT 2004

I believe that most ISP's block the ports that would be necessary to
make it work over the Internet. VPN, then connect to samba would be a
much better and more secure setup.

Steve Aden

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-----Original Message-----
From: Steven Kurylo [mailto:skurylo at cleartech.ca] 
Sent: Thursday, April 01, 2004 1:46 PM
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [Samba] Samba as remote file share

Adam Stanley wrote:

> Hello,
> I have a client who is hoping to use Samba over the internet.  He 
> hopes to be able to setup a single mount point that can be used by 
> employees from various locations via their broadband internet 
> connections.  The clients will be a mixture of Linux, Windows 98, and 
> Windows 2000/XP machines.  I know that a solution like this would be 
> possible if all of the clients and the server were on the same LAN, 
> however, I've not had any luck attempting to deploy Samba over the 
> internet.  Is this a feasible solution with Samba or should I have him

> look elsewhere?  If Samba will cut it does anyone have any pointers or

> suggestions for the most secure way to implement a setup like this?  
> Thanks in advance for any help... 

We use a VPN to do this.  The user connects to the VPN server, which 
makes it look like the remote user is on the same LAN (in our case still

a different subnet) as the samba server.

Steven Kurylo

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