[Samba] Wan shares

Andrew Gaffney agaffney at skylineaero.com
Fri May 14 02:24:31 GMT 2004

tms3 wrote:
> Here's a puzzler.
> I know that in winblowz you can map network drive \\ip addy\share, 
> however you cannot do this with smbfs.

Yes you can. Try "smbmount '\\netbios name\share' /mnt/point -o ip=<IPADDR>". 
This will contact the server via IP and then verify that that machine is 
'netbios name'.

> OK so I create a local DNS record such that server resolves to this ip 
> addy.  Winblowz will mount that way, but smbfs won't.  Oh yeah, this 
> share is located at an IP addy at a sattelite office over the internet.  
> Is this simply not doable?

Andrew Gaffney
Network Administrator
Skyline Aeronautics, LLC.

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