[Samba] Samba Over A Wan

Thomas M. Skeren III tms3 at fsklaw.com
Tue Sep 6 19:32:40 GMT 2005

Mike McMullen wrote:

> ----- 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 
> in this scenario? 

Well you could map the drive by IP addy instead.  I have 10 offices 
connected by IPSEC encapsulated VLan.  Users access the resources on the 
various drives on various servers over the vlan.  Sure it can be a bit 
sluggish, but it's not horrible.

> I'm not up on Windows requirements.
> Thanks,
> Mike

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