[Samba] get Samba Server via VPN from windows XP
David C. Rankin
drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com
Fri Apr 11 06:11:37 GMT 2008
Engi Zoltán wrote:
> 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 192.168.2.1 and net mask is
> 255.255.255.255. The client's ip address is 192.168.2.6. 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?
Here is my post from 3/17/08 on the topic. It does work great, even from
Jon Theil Nielsen wrote:
> My goal is to make VPN access to our Samba PDC (FreeBSD 7.0) so that users
> can access there home shares from Windows clients.
> I have read the instructions at
> http://samba.org/ftp/unpacked/lorikeet/pppd/final-report.pdf, but I can't
> make it work.
I do it this way:
pptp VPN server
debug (comment out after testing)
* bonza.rbpllc.com ""
<username> <yourserver.yourdomain.com> <password> *
<username> * <password> *
Of course, use your own information and get rid of the "< >" in the pap
and chap-secret files. Good luck. This works like a charm. Just don't forget to
open [port 1723] in your firewall and router for accessing the server locally
as well as remotely. Also, you may need:
# TAG: bcrelay <if>
in /etc/pptpd.conf if you are running an older version of pptpd to improve
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