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Old 08-19-2006, 01:19 AM   #1
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Browse LAN behind gateway from internet


I'm looking for some guidance on how to go about accessing a LAN from the internet. The LAN's gateway to the internet is a Redhat 8 box, so all Windows workstations on the network will appear to originate from the gateway's IP.

I want to able to access any of the shares on those Windows workstations remotely from anywhere on the internet. e.g. from a remote location using IE or Mozilla, to access a share on workstation #1 I'd go to the address: http://LAN-IP:workstation#1port/sharename

From what I understand, I need iptable's NAT feature to map ports from the Windows workstations to the gateway's IP; Samba for the Windows side of things; and Apache on the gateway to provide a backend to browsing clients on the internet. What else do I need to look into?
 
Old 08-19-2006, 02:34 AM   #2
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You're going to want to install a VPN.


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Old 08-19-2006, 10:56 AM   #3
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You're going to want to install a VPN.


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I'm not sure how to go about doing that. Does that mean less work on the Redhat gateway?
 
Old 08-19-2006, 03:10 PM   #4
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Have a look here:
http://openvpn.net/

It's only going to be one tool to configure, so it should be more
easy than al the stuff you've asked for.


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