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Old 02-21-2006, 10:19 PM   #1
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Question Samba not working over internet


Is there anyway to broadcast my SMB domain?!?!?

I really need to share files, between this compiter, and my
friend's computer. Anyone?


Secomd problem: GiftD reports zero files shared... anyone know why?
I am sharing 3 files.
 
Old 02-22-2006, 06:18 AM   #2
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you could stop your firewall, bad idea though,

maybe you need to set up a vpn - see google.
 
Old 02-22-2006, 08:34 AM   #3
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Since SMB is not secure I do not recommend it for sharing files across the internet. It is also possible that your ISP blocks SMB traffic. I suggest using ssh or a VPN. hamachi is an extremely easy VPN to use.

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Old 02-22-2006, 10:05 PM   #4
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Do VPNs work over broadband?

If they do, great, if not I will use scp.

What about giftd?

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Old 02-23-2006, 04:53 AM   #5
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yes of course. broadband is just a fast(ish) network connection. at my work we have about 100 VPN sites, which run, mostly, over ADSL.

i dont know about giftp.

check out hamachi as suggested by michaelk.

also many router/modems can do easy VPN set up - my netgear has a setup 'wizard' for vpns and firewall rules.....
 
Old 02-23-2006, 06:15 PM   #6
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Definitely don't use smb over the internet, depending on what your current setup for you lans are, if you have a couple of spare machines lying around I would maybe suggest setting up a couple of IPCOP firewalls which have VPN software included, you can then setup a VPN between both firewalls and secure your data through encryption.
 
Old 02-23-2006, 07:43 PM   #7
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Opening SMB to the internet is like leaving the front door to your house open. If you want a secure way of transferring files use scp. It is easy to use and farely fast, probably faster than VPN, don't know though. Good luck!
 
Old 02-24-2006, 12:59 PM   #8
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Thanks! A SCP would work. Great! Now for giftd...
 
  


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