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Old 06-14-2005, 02:15 PM   #1
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Question about Samba


Can you tunnel between computers with Samba. I have read conflicting posts, and I cannot find anything about IPSec or tunneling in the Samba website?

I'm looking to do an IPSec tunnel between a Windows and Linux Box, and I have been running into all sorts of problems.

Any help would be appreciated

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Old 06-14-2005, 02:49 PM   #2
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Samba can not CREATE the tunnel, but samba data can be accessed THROUGH the tunnel. you'd use ssh (or equivalent) to start the tunnel, and then any samba queries done against your own machine will actually be sent off to the remote system.
 
Old 06-14-2005, 04:44 PM   #3
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Thanks acid,

You may have simplified my problem. My aim to create the tunnel was to use IPsec, but I guess all I really have to use is an SSH login - are there any advantages of one over the other?

(anyone can answer)

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there are many ways to create tunnels. If you're using a proper ipsec vpn, e.g. freeswan, then you'll get a good degree more transparency than you wilol do from an ssh tunnel. However if it's just a little thing you want to try, to get some files from a friend's system easier... all you need to a fully standard ssh server that end, and an ssh client this end. You're still benefitting from the standard encryption of SSH, which it's pretty jolly good, just not ipsec.
 
  


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