[Samba] Samba over VPN

Mike A. Leonetti mleonetti at evolutionce.com
Tue Apr 13 14:26:49 MDT 2010

Have a 2003 server located outside of the Domain network over a VPN. 
The server originally existed inside the network ( but now
exists on  I can access shares over the VPN to the domain
controller, but when I try to log in as a domain user it says the domain
is unavailable.

I added the domain controller as a WINS server on the 2003 server. 
nbtstat -c on the 2003 does list the domain controller and the domain.

Microsoft Windows [Version 5.2.3790]
(C) Copyright 1985-2003 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>nbtstat -c

Local Area Connection 2:
Node IpAddress: [] Scope Id: []

                  NetBIOS Remote Cache Name Table

        Name              Type       Host Address    Life [sec]
    CRCOMPUTER     <1C>  GROUP             390
    CRCOMPUTER     <1B>  UNIQUE            387
    FORTISSIMO     <20>  UNIQUE            430

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>

Is there a way I can test the WINS server to definitely make sure it's
working?  Is it that SAMBA isn't broadcasting itself over the
(VPN) network?

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