VPN and SMB
Albert Cervera Areny
albert at wickywicky.net
Tue Nov 12 08:16:17 GMT 2002
Well, I think I didn't explain very well (too late night ;) I know how to
build the VPN, I'm in fact using FreeSwan and that is not the problem. The
thing is that I know how it works at IP level and how routing should work.
However, I'm not an expert in SMB protocol and that's why I ask this
question here. Tell me if you still think this would be off topic and
sorry if so.
Thus, the question is how can I make two independent networks for example
192.168.1.x and 192.168.2.x to see each other, keeping in mind that I have
a router in each side. I'm trying to analyze (at IP level) what will
happen when a machine from network 192.168.1.x when asks for a resource
which it si not in its network. As far as I know the client will search
for the resource in its network through broadcast and I don't know how to
tell the client that this specific resource is in another network. Should
I specify a new gateway in the client?
I don't know if now it is clear what I mean.. sorry for my english (i do
my best :)
Thanks in advance!
> On Monday 11 November 2002 16:06, albert at wickywicky.net wrote:
>> I have to build a VPN within two networks each with a SMB network with
>> a Windows NT server and machines from both sides need to have access
>> to a file share of the server from the other side.
> Well, this is REALLY off-topic for an SMB Clients list, but I happen to
> know the answer.
>> I wanted to do it with only one gateway configured in each windows
>> computer and leave the routing decision to my linux router but I
>> don't know if it is possible.
> You need two gateways, one for each network. And Linux is the wrong
> tool for the job, unless you're into compiling custom kernels. The
> protocol you want to use is called IPSec, and it's illegal under US law
> to include it in the Linux kernel. I strongly recommend OpenBSD for
> VPN gateways -- since NO OpenBSD code is produced in the United States,
> it comes out of the box with IPSec built in.
>> Could somebody explain me how should it be configured?
> You have a lot of reading and research to do. Learn all you can about
> IPSec, and then ask this question on a mailing list that deals with
> those issues.
> Ken Barber
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