Re: Netbios over VPN

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Additionally on Sebastian's point:

http://openvpn.net/index.php/open-source/faq/75-general/293-what-is-the-principle-behind-openvpn-tunnels.html

"People who are running applications that need the special features of
ethernet (which won't work on an IP-only network) will often bridge their
physical local ethernet with a tap device (using a utility such as brctl on
Linux), then VPN the tap device to another similar setup at the other end.
This allows OpenVPN to route ethernet broadcasts and non-IP protocols such
as Windows NetBios over the VPN..."

-Ben.

On 8 July 2012 23:27, Bob Miller <bob@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hello,
>
> I believe you can use WINS to solve this problem.  It's been a while, my
> neurons may be rusty, but I had a similar set up using openswan.  I
> believe winbind will do what you want; configure samba to use winbind
> and your road warriors with that as their wins server.  If I remember
> correctly, the road warriors will register with the winbind server, then
> everyone on the network configured to use the winbind server should be
> able to find them...
>
> Check here for better information (or at least a place to start):
>
>
> http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/man/Samba-HOWTO-Collection/NetworkBrowsing.html#id2585378
>
>
> On Thu, 2012-07-05 at 10:30 -0400, Andrew Mark wrote:
> > 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
> > i.e.
> > #> 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 127.255.255.255
> > querying john_laptop on 10.30.7.255
> > name_query failed to find name john_laptop
> >
> > How to I configure Samba or whatever Linux service is necessary to query
> the 10.30.251.255 network as well
> >
> > --
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> >
> > Andrew Mark | Development Analyst | www.aimsystems.ca
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> >
> >
>
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