[Samba] how to access samba server from remote location

wes samba at the-wes.com
Fri Mar 6 14:43:41 GMT 2009

On Fri, Mar 6, 2009 at 6:29 AM, Jason Voorhees <jvoorhees1 at gmail.com> wrote:

> hi:
> On Fri, Mar 6, 2009 at 9:16 AM, Muthukumaran Saravanan
> <saravanan at ccatgroup.com> wrote:
> > Dear all,
> >
> > We have redhat 9 linux server configured with samba server. We have share
> > folder in which we have lot of information. We want to all the users from
> > our different branch office to access the samba server and share the
> > information.
> >
> How are connected your branc offices? Are they communicating trough a
> VPN connection? If yes, then I think that NetBIOS among other
> broadcast traffic will not pass trough this VPN connection.
> So all the remote users have to do is poing to the Samba server by its
> IP address and their corresponding share name. Something like this it
> would be executed at Windows:
> \\IP_ADDRESS\sharename
> Once connected, they will be able to use that share as a drive.

The only problem with this is that a great many ISPs filter this type of
traffic, for security reasons. I have had ISPs filter it for both inbound
and outbound. Sometimes I am able to convince them to unblock it for me, and
sometimes I am not.


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