[Samba] Netbios over VPN

L.P.H. van Belle belle at bazuin.nl
Mon Jul 9 00:59:15 MDT 2012

maybe because the name : john_laptop is not RFC. 
try changing it to : john-laptop and test again. 

read : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hostname#Restrictions_on_valid_host_names 

in short : While a hostname may not contain other characters, such as the 
underscore character (_), other DNS names may contain the underscore.[2] 

Systems such as DomainKeys and service records use the underscore as a 
means to assure that their special character is not confused with hostnames


>-----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
>Van: andrewm at aimsystems.ca 
>[mailto:samba-bounces at lists.samba.org] Namens Andrew Mark
>Verzonden: 2012-07-05 16:30
>Aan: samba at lists.samba.org
>Onderwerp: [Samba] Netbios over VPN
>I am attempting to utilize BackupPC on a Fedora 14 server to 
>backup a remote client.
>As I understand, it's primary mechanism for finding clients is 
>performing a nmblookup <clientname>
>This works fine for computers connected to the local network.
>My issue is extending ?Samba's? search to encompass our other 
>network - the point-to-point VPNs
>Using OpenVPN, we have a number of road warriors who connect 
>their VPN to gain access to the samba server.
>Each has a unique static IP address in the 10.30.251 range and 
>when connected, I can find them but not samba
>#> ping john_laptop
>--- john.inspirah.com ping statistics ---
>3 packets transmitted, 3 received, 0% packet loss, time 2001ms
>rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 9.900/14.764/24.388/6.805 ms
>#> nmblookup john_laptop
>querying john_laptop on
>querying john_laptop on
>name_query failed to find name john_laptop
>How to I configure Samba or whatever Linux service is 
>necessary to query the network as well
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