[Samba] Samba Over A Wan
rhys.goodwin at gmail.com
Tue Sep 6 23:42:40 GMT 2005
Im also using openvpn. I would also recommend routed IP rather then
ethernet bridging for WAN use.
As far as routed subnets go, I was wondering, is it possible to drop WINS
and use DNS for name resolution and Would that be a prefered option?
On 9/7/05, Thomas M. Skeren III <tms3 at fsklaw.com> wrote:
> 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
> > 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?
> 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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