[Samba] Samba over IPX - various sites say it works?
nigel at roughseas.ca
Wed Aug 30 14:29:32 GMT 2006
I know this question was posted back in 2002/2003, just wondering if the
answer has changed since then :)
There are various sites which say its possible to run Samba using
NetBIOS over IPX:
I've tried everything I know to (which admittedly isn't much) and can't
get it to work (I have Samba working over TCP/IP no problem BTW).
However I've also found conflicting sites that say it doesn't work? Is
it possible to use Samba over IPX, or is there any other program besides
Samba that'll allow me to access files on a Linux (opensuse) box from
Windows using IPX?
FYI, the reason I can't use TCP/IP is I connect from my PC into my
company's LAN via a VPN. When connected to the VPN, *all* TCP/IP
traffic goes to the VPN, effectively cutting me off from the rest of my
own LAN. Yes, I know that's really an issue with how their VPN is set
up, but they won't change it. Accessing shares on Windows servers works
fine, because once it realises it can't connect over TCP/IP, it switches
to IPX and works fine.
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