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Old 01-24-2008, 04:20 PM   #1
soulspirit
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Samba behind router


Hi,

if bought a wlan-router to bring my notebook and my pc in the network of the hall of residence where im living.

the network-dhcp distributes 10.1.x.x ips
my router distributes 10.1.0.x ips to my local network
ive connected the wanport to the network and nearly everything is working.

when i type smb://host/share in konqueror everything works fine, but a smb:/ only shows my local pc.

port 137-139 is open on my router.


do i need some extra-configuration or how do i tell my client to search the whole wan for samba-shares?



sry for my bad english and thanks for any help!


//edit: im using sidux and everything is up to date. samba is installed

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Old 01-27-2008, 02:30 AM   #2
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WHY would you be searching the whole wan for SMB shares? I can't think of many legitimate reasons...
 
Old 01-28-2008, 02:16 PM   #3
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because on the wan-site of my router is the network of the hall of residence with 1800 other clients. on the lan site are only my 2 pcs.
 
Old 01-29-2008, 03:03 PM   #4
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Yes. But I still don't understand.

It sounds to me like you're trying to access the data on *other* people's computers. I don't see why any of those other 1800 computers should matter.

If you're trying to share files with friends, there are better ways to do it than with SMB (which, AFAIK, isn't the most secure protocol, at least in OS default installs). How about setting up an anonymous FTP server where friends can drop files, or giving them a login and letting them SFTP them to you. Or even emailing them.

If you're trying to gain access to data on other peoples' computers, I think you may have come to the wrong forum.
 
Old 01-30-2008, 12:26 PM   #5
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yes i try to access data on other peoples computers - if its a network share.

since i share my internetconnection with these 1800 people maybe you can imagine what kind of downstream everyone has. so what people here usually do when they are looking for some new films or music is first "browsing" through some shares and placing bookmarks when they found something. some one set up a direct-connect server but there are few people using it. does this really sound weird when someone want so see all workinggroups like its built in in windows?

i dont see any benefit in breaking into someones pc just to see his degree dissertation or something and by the way i would not even have the know-how to do such things


you seem to be very interested in my objects but you didnt give me any hint to deal with my problem. does this mean this is just not going to work at all?
 
Old 02-28-2009, 07:11 AM   #6
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In my case this worked:

nmblookup -S name-of-your-workgroup -B 10.1.255.255

on router

and then just search from windows behind the router your network neighborhood for computers which have names identical with full ip addresses found by nmblookup.

this is on a peer to peer network.
 
  


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