Samba, ssh, port forwarding, and dynamic IP
I am trying to set up remote access to our office's samba file server and so far I am thinking that port forwarding via ssh is the way to go, but through my research so far I have not been able to answer a few questions.
1. What effect will a dynamic IP address on one end have on the connection system?
2. Both ends are protected via a router, with one of them, my end, already forwarding port 22 to the samba file server. Will the setup require port 22 to be opened on the other end? All connection requests will be coming from within the other network.
3. What setup changes are required, if any, to allow multiple users to remotely map a samba drive at their end or is it only possible to allow one remote user to connect per remote network?
4. Can the setup for remote users be created in the form of a no-brainer connection with a minimal amount of work required each time the want to reconnect. I know they will have to initiate the connection via Putty and I can store settings for the connection, but if it complex they will not do it.
5. What is the feasability of having the remote port for samba something besides 139, say forwarding 129 from the server to 5555 (made up) on the remote machines so that the remote users can continue to use File and Print sharing.
I think that is about all for now, but if anyone has any suggestions to ease my setup, or ideas about a better way to achieve what I am trying to please let me know
Thanks for your input
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