[Samba] Windows drive mapping using alternate port

Kris Springer kspringer at innovateteam.com
Thu Feb 6 13:19:01 MST 2014

Unchecking such a box would be ideal and may solve my problem.  Where is
this checkbox found?


-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Weiss [mailto:cweiss at gmail.com] 
Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 12:11 PM
To: Kris Springer
Cc: Günter Kukkukk; samba
Subject: Re: [Samba] Windows drive mapping using alternate port

On Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 2:04 PM, Kris Springer <kspringer at innovateteam.com>
> I've got 50 remote users possibly doubling in the next year.  The idea 
> is to map a drive that they have easy and constant access to.  If I 
> tell everyone to VPN then the traffic on my server's network will go 
> through the roof since all traffic for everyone will route through the 
> VPN and not their local networks for regular internet use.  Skype 
> would become unusable as well as a few other things.  A VPN would be 
> ideal if it were only a few users that accessed the shares 
> intermittently, but for 50+ users with constant access it's not really 
> feasible.  Is this starting to sound like a situation where remote 
> access just isn't going to work?  Is Samba simply a local file sharing
server that isn't really useful in today's remote world?
> Is there some other alternative that someone could suggest?

uncheck the "route all traffic through vpn" box.

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