Albert Cervera Areny albert at wickywicky.net
Wed Nov 13 22:04:34 GMT 2002

  I'm going to answer my own question... everything is working right for
my VPN. Maybe the solution was too obvious for everyone used to SMB
networks but I didn't think about it.. The thing is that as I have all
traffic forwarded from one network from another I just have to share
resorces using :

instead of:

Not too dificult :) it's just that I couldn't forget the idea of computers
in networkb broadcasting the hole day trying to find machinea!
And if I wanted to do it better I suppose a WINS server would solve the
problem of having to know the exact IP address.

> 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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