[Samba] Firewall piercing - The Specified network name is no longer available.

Gordon Russell russell at co.clarke.va.us
Thu Feb 10 15:01:46 GMT 2005

so run a non-anonymous ftp server and have them authenticate

I realize you want to do it without installing client software, but you 
can do that via ftp and skip all the SMB jive

JLB wrote:
> Also, my arrogant attitude is largely due to the fact that nobody's
> reading my points.
> I DO NOT want to install OpenVPN.
> I DO NOT want to run WinSCP.
> I DO NOT want to run an anonymous FTP server.
> I want to go:
> Start
> Run
> smb://IP_ADDRESS/sharename
> (username)
> (password)
> That is what I want. Period. It's not unreasonable; this is Samba, not
> some Win95 box waiting to be h4x0red.
> On Thu, 10 Feb 2005, Gordon Russell wrote:
>>Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2005 09:22:48 -0500
>>From: Gordon Russell <russell at co.clarke.va.us>
>>Cc: JLB <jlb at twu.net>, samba at lists.samba.org
>>Subject: Re: [Samba] Firewall piercing - The Specified network name is no
>>    longer available.
>>Dude -- Your arrogant attitude towards getting help and resolving your
>>problem is not getting you anywhere -- its obviously problematic to pump
>>  SMB/CIFS into the internet the way you would like to.  Why don't you
>>look at a simpler solution like running an anonymous ftp server and then
>>your pathetic windoze users can just type:
>>>Please read my points on this sort of "solution" in the past. The whole
>>>REASON I want to use Plain Vanilla SMB is so I can walk up to ANY Windoze
>>>machine on the entire flippin' Internet and go:
> --
> J. L. Blank, Systems Administrator, twu.net

More information about the samba mailing list