[Samba] Samba Over A Wan

Tomasz Chmielewski mangoo at mch.one.pl
Tue Sep 6 19:23:58 GMT 2005

Mike McMullen schrieb:
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "David Miller" <david3d at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Samba] Samba Over A Wan
>> 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.
>> David
> Hi David! Thank you for your feedback. Our connection is a T1. The people
> would be accessing a folder that has 3 folders in it with < 200 files in 
> each folder.
> The connection would be their box to our box only. Would I still need WINS
> in this scenario? I'm not up on Windows requirements.

we're too using Samba over the OpenVPN link.

using WINS in your case would would be better than just relying on 
broadcasting - if you want to rely on broadcasting, that means that much 
more data would be going both ways, and it's be much more difficult to 
set up (OpenVPN using less efficient tap interfaces (pseudo ethernet; 
less efficient because ethernet frames would be pushed through = more 
data, etc.)


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