[Samba] using samba through a VPN
shawn at techcoms.net
Thu Dec 2 06:43:03 GMT 2004
I am running a similiar setup. I have a main office running a T1 with a
linux firewall and a samba pdc/dhcp server behind it. On my satelite
office Im running a dsl connection with a dlink router with a samba
pdc/firewall/dhcp server behind it. (I never trust those little dsl
routers). I am using openvpn for this. I set the main pdc accross the T1
as a wins server and point the satelite office to it.. I am able to
browse both networks and share files with no problem. The usernames and
passwords are the same with both servers and I can use cygwin and ultra
vnc to remotely manage by computer name .
I would worry about speed if you gonna authenticate across the vpn.
Especially if you plan on using roaming profiles..
Andrew Gaffney wrote:
> I already have an existing network that is managed by a samba PDC. In
> the next few days, I will be linking another small LAN to the existing
> one over the internet using openvpn. I've been told that samba
> (through no fault of its own) doesn't work very well through a VPN.
> For the new network, there will be a box with 2 NICs: one for the
> internet and one for the LAN. This box will use openvpn and iptables
> to allow the entire LAN direct access to the PDC (which provides other
> services also) through the VPN tunnel.
> I want the workstations in the new network to be able to logon to the
> domain and access the file shares hosted by the samba PDC in the first
> network. Will I be able to do this? Easily? :)
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