[Samba] Samba and NAT and WAN

Heechul Kim jijisa at gmail.com
Tue Jul 11 09:53:39 GMT 2006

I have a question about Samba/NAT/WAN environment.

Here is the network.

Samba server ------ Internet ------- NAT'd router ------ Windows PC

* Can Windows PC map the Samba server as a network drive even if it resides
behind NAT?

I heard Samba is a bandwidth hog and it is insecure to open to the Internet.

* Is there any secure way to use Samba through the Internet without using

* Is Samba inefficient in WAN connection? Then, could you explain why?

Thanks in advance.

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