On Wed, Mar 10, 2004, samy lancher wrote: > >Hey guys, >I have a FreeBSD server and windows XP workstations in our LAN network.I >use samba to access server files from XP machines. Very soon, I will be >having a windows XP system outside our LAN that needs access to our FreeBSD >server. Is there any way i can access the server data from that XP system >the same way as i do from my workstations in our LAN. As far as i know, >samba only works with the computers in same LAN, please correct me if I am >wrong.
You can configure Samba to server on different LANs, but I would strongly suggest that you do this only over a VPN connection. The Microsoft networking ports are frequent vectors for worms that infect the Microsoft virus, Windows, and many responsible ISPs block them at their border routers. These blocks go back about ten years to the WinNuke attacks which hit the netbios ports 137-139. We have customers doing this with the LinkSys VPN boxes (part number BEFVP41), on cable and DSL connections with excellent results. Bill -- INTERNET: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Bill Campbell; Celestial Software LLC UUCP: camco!bill PO Box 820; 6641 E. Mercer Way FAX: (206) 232-9186 Mercer Island, WA 98040-0820; (206) 236-1676 http://www.celestial.com/ You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence. -- Charles A. Beard _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"