[Samba] Browsing through a tunnelled VPN connection
rerickson at kixmedia.ca
Tue Apr 5 05:34:50 GMT 2005
I am trying to determine the best way for this to be done.
I'm currently using a VPN software package called OpenVPN, which I
connect to through a tunneled connection.
When I connect to the VPN I am given an IP address of 192.168.3.6, and a
subnet mask of 255.255.255.252. The Samba server has an IP address of
192.168.2.101 and has a subnet mask of 255.255.255.128. A WINS server
address of 192.168.2.101 is pushed to my VPN client when I connect.
Once I connect to the VPN I can access each computer on the network,
including the Samba server by typing their netbios name pre-pended by a
\\. However, I am unable to browse to these computers via Network
Neighborhood on my Windows 98 machine, nor My Network Places on any of
my Windows XP machines. I believe I had enabled WINS on the Samba
server, which I was under the impression it would enable this even
though the computers do not broadcast like on a local network or bridged
Was I incorrect in this assumption? If so, are there any potential
options that I may have available to accomplish this--the cosmetic issue
of being able to see the computers on the network via My Network Places
even when connected via a tunneled VPN connection?
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