[Samba] using samba through a VPN

Andrew Gaffney agaffney at gentoo.org
Thu Dec 2 07:05:24 GMT 2004

Shawn Henderson wrote:
> 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..

This is generally the same answer I've been getting. I'm glad to know that the 
person I originally talked to (before posting) was wrong :) Thanks to everyone 
who responsed on- and off-list.

Andrew Gaffney
Gentoo Linux Developer
Installer Project

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