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ingram 09-19-2003 10:47 PM

VPN Server [mgetty (Dialin) + PPTP] <-> [Client WindowsXP]
OK I have some doubt's :scratch:

I'm creating a VPN, Linux Server <-> Windows XP client
And I created a Dialin Server in Linux using mgetty and pptp.

My question is:
Once the client login my computer, can I share a specific folder to my WinXP client in a really FRIENDLY way? I mean so she can see it like just another folder in his network.
notice: "my client is a person that knows how to turn on the computer and move the mouse"... So!, I don't want to use FTP or Telnet...

To do this should do I have to use Samba?
Or do I have to use a FTP???

I haven't done this yet, this is my first VPN so I really don't know what is going to happen...
I configured the mgetty already and the pptp.

OK... again:
[Linux Dialin Server + mgetty + pptp] <--> [Wintendo XP Client dials to my number through his winmodem and needs very important document in special folder.]
Thank's... anyone...

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or should I say SOS! HELP!!!!

micxz 09-19-2003 11:41 PM

You should install samba if you want to network your windows computers to your linux network. So the answer is yes and once you get it installed (and it does not work for you) post back and I will help you through as best I can'

micxz 09-19-2003 11:43 PM

BTW, samba is "friendly";
Most of the time;

ingram 09-21-2003 10:02 AM


It's working...
A friend dialed to do some tests... my ping was working so I asked him to transfer files trough FTP to his acount in his /home/client directory... and YUP!!! it works...
But... still he can't see my computer in his network... I think I'll have to check my Samba configuration...
I created just a simple configuration... nothing complicated....

By the way... what does he have to do (using XP) to be able to browse my shared folder trough Samba??? Does he need to configure something extra or should it just... uuuh... work?

Thank's buddy!!!!
Really thank you...

micxz 09-21-2003 12:52 PM

Are trying to access samba from outside the internal network? Or?

This may help in setting up samba in smb.conf:

workgroup = TUX-NET
server string = mars
map to guest = Bad User
character set = ISO8859-15
os level = 2
printing = lprng
veto files = /.AppleDouble/.AppleDesktop/Network Trash Folder/TheVolumeSettingsFolder/Icon?/.Trashes/._.Trashes/:2eDS_Store/.DS_Store/.directory/*.eml/*.nws/riched20.dll/*.{*}/
security = user
domain master = yes
preferred master = yes

(Make sure you change "mars" to your hostname and TUX-NET to your workgroup)

comment = LinuxRoot
path = /
read only = No
create mask = 0777
directory mask = 0770
force directory mode = 0770
short preserve case = No


The above will export the whole linux filesystem as a samba share. I don't think this is very wise, but this is just an example of how to set it up.

On your windows box:
- make sure plain text passwords is off via smb.
- Check you workgroup, IE My Computer

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