[Samba] Samba as remote file share
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.
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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:
> 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.
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