[Samba] Openvpn and samba: play nice together?

Christian Keck Christian.Keck at macio.de
Sun Nov 1 12:20:35 UTC 2015

You definetly need a TAP connection to make samba work over VPN. We use OpenVPN host2net-accounts created with IPCop here since quite a while and it works with samba without problems. However, the speed is of course not as fast as in local net, but this is rather related to the way the SMB-protocoll works. ;-)

Von: samba [samba-bounces at lists.samba.org]" im Auftrag von "Reindl Harald [h.reindl at thelounge.net]
Gesendet: Sonntag, 1. November 2015 05:41
An: samba at lists.samba.org
Betreff: Re: [Samba] Openvpn and samba: play nice together?

Am 31.10.2015 um 21:45 schrieb Douglas D Germann Sr:
> I'm stumped! Cannot get mount.cifs to work over a tun connection. How
> would you trouble-shoot this?
> 1. It cannot be openvpn causing the problem: I can ping across the
> connection both directions on all machines

TUN is a routed VPN with no broadcast over networks
TAP is a bridged VPN

so it *can* and likely is how you setup your VPN

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