[Samba] Using Samba over VPN - shares disconnect on Windows clients

Mark Huff mhuff at pegasus.yi.org
Fri Sep 10 10:07:16 GMT 2004

I am running Poptop 1.1.4 VPN server, Samba 3.0.6, RH 9 (2.4.20-8 patched
for mppe-mppc).  When the end user connects via VPN, they can create a share
to the samba shared folder that was created.  When they clost the explorer
window, then reopen the shared drive from the "My Computer" view, the share
can not be re-opened with the error that the mapped drive is alreay in use.

I have searched high and low for possible solutions and have tried just
about all of them, but nothing seems to correct this issue.

The network for the Samba server and Redhat is 192.168.1.X but coming on on
the VPN the boxes are 192.168.2.x with client systems getting assigned IPs
in the range by the Poptop server.

I had been getting Samba read errors(436), but I seem to have gotten away
from those by resetting the services file of the Redhat on port 139 from
netbios to smbd.

Any ideas of where to jump from here?? (besides a tall building or short


Mark Huff
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