[Samba] Tunneling over SSH
kbailey at freewayprojects.com
Tue Feb 24 18:26:18 GMT 2009
Mike Messick wrote:
> Hi Kevin,
> You might take a look at openvpn instead - http://openvpn.net.
> I've had great success for 3+ years using openvpn on my samba server and
> having windows machines accessing shares via the vpn link. Since openvpn
> can use udp as well it provides a much more resilient transport for samba
> traffic (At the cost of some throughput I'm sure.)
> Hope this helps,
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> On Tue, 24 Feb 2009, Kevin Bailey wrote:
>> Has anyone successfully got a Windows PC to access Samba over an SSH
>> tunnel. This first of all worked immediately - but now seems to have
>> I've tried with using putty and myentunnel to set up the tunnel - and
>> these are working when I test against a web server.
>> I've followed instructions at:
>> This has set up another loopback device which means that the Windows
>> machine can carry on with its own file sharing.
>> This is particularly important as my client needs to access Sage
>> Accounts data files which are Access files - I want them to continue
>> accessing the data using Samba - but as I need to put the server on to
>> the internet I need to tunnel the Samba traffic over ssh for security.
>> Any help, pointers gratefully received.
>> Kevin Bailey
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Yep - thanks for that. We've used VPN's successfully before - but the
client wants to attach from various locations and setting up VPN's is
Also, we had trouble setting up a VPN from his house - can't remember
the details apart from the fact that it was BT's fault!
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