[Samba] Samba Over A Wan
david3d at gmail.com
Tue Sep 6 18:45:05 GMT 2005
I'm currently using OpenVPN to allow access to Samba over WAN. Works pretty
good but my experience has been that browsing shares and directory
structures over the WAN can be somewhat frustrating to users. I believe this
is b/c windows file sharing is a pretty heavy protocal and our WAN
connection is only 768bps up and down. You'll also want to be using WINS for
name resolution unless you're bridging your OpenVPN subnet with your local
subnet which I would avoid doing if possible.
On 9/6/05, Mike McMullen <mlm at loanprocessing.net> wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jeremy Allison" <jra at samba.org>
> > On Tue, Sep 06, 2005 at 10:59:17AM -0700, Mike McMullen wrote:
> >> 1) Will Samba work over the internet?
> > Yes.
> >> 2) Can Samba connections be encrypted or do I need to look at
> >> something like OpenVPN to provide that?
> > No connections are not encrypted, you need another service underneath
> > smb to do that.
> >> 3) Can I restrict connections over the internet to a single IP address?
> > Yes.
> >> 4) Anything else I should be aware of?
> > Lock it down. Tightly.
> > Jeremy.
> > --
> Thanks Jeremy! Can you suggest an easy encryption service to use. Is
> the way to go?
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