[Samba] get Samba Server via VPN from windows XP

Michael Heydon michaelh at jaswin.com.au
Tue Apr 1 02:13:34 GMT 2008

Engi Zoltán wrote:
> Hi,
> I have network in my office with Samba server on Debian Linux. I would
> like to get the folders and files in this server from my home with
> Windows XP.
> So, I done the VPN connection. I think, it works good. In the VPN
> connection Samba Server's ip address is and net mask is
> The client's ip address is and netmask is
> I can ping the server from the client and back too.  The  workgrupname
> in the smb.conf and windows XP are same.
> The problem is that I can't  see the linux computer in the network place
> on the Windows XP. Why?
> Sincerely,
> Zoli
Network places isn't the best way to find machines, especially over a WAN.

Try browsing directly to the server's name or IP.

If you really need network places to work, setup a wins server.

*Michael Heydon - IT Administrator *
michaelh at jaswin.com.au <mailto:michaelh at jaswin.com.au>

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