[Samba] browsing across subnets/vpn

David Cake dave at difference.com.au
Fri Apr 16 00:56:15 MDT 2010

At 4:40 PM +0800 14/4/10, David Adam wrote:
>On Wed, 14 Apr 2010, David Cake wrote:
>>	I am setting up a client with vpn to access a samba share. The samba
>>  server (which is both file and WINS server) is also the vpn machine, so
>>  nothing too complicated as far as routing goes, and the vpn stuff (openvpn
>>  stuff) all seems to work fine, client can manually log into shares by
>>  specifying the name and vpn interface address of the share.
>>	I am using layer three bridging (IP over a tun interface), not layer
>>  two (ethernet over a tap interface)
>>	But what I would need to do to allow clients to browse shares on this
>>  one machine.
>>	Is there a way to configure the Windows client (and samba if
>>  necessary) to allow browsing of shares, without switching everything over to
>>  ethernet bridging (which seems a lot to do do for  simple task).
>>	I assume this is, at heart, a fairly simple browsing across subnets
>>  question. Please forgive my cluelessness.
>I think the instructions at
>will solve your problem - I assume you are not using a domain? Anyway, set
>your VPN server up to be the domain master browser and you should be

	I have set my VPN up to be the domain master browser, it 
still does not appear to be working.

>If you are using a VPN configuration interface that lets you hand out
>options as well as addresses, you might consider running a WINS server as

	I am running a wins server, and I am pushing the WINS server 
details via the VPN (successfully as far as I can tell).

	Any suggestions for how to work out what is going wrong here?

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