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Old 03-10-2004, 12:11 PM   #1
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Chicago, USA
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Samba and VPN


My company consists of 6 locations all connected via vpn using astaro firewall/router and either a dsl or T1 line. Also at each location we have samba file server. The problem is when at the corporate office, we try to open remote file over the vpn and it will either not open, take 5 minutes to open, not close or take 5 minutes to close. We are using XP as clients.

At the individual locations there are no problems opening, closing or saving files, its only over the vpn. We also run a database server over the vpn and have no problems with that. The dsl or t1 are good, strong connections. Here is a samba config file.


# This is the main Samba configuration file. You should read the
# smb.conf(5) manual page in order to understand the options listed
# here. Samba has a huge number of configurable options (perhaps too
# many!) most of which are not shown in this example
#======================= Global Settings =====================================

# workgroup = NT-Domain-Name or Workgroup-Name
workgroup = WORKGROUP
netbios name = XXXXXXX
# server string is the equivalent of the NT Description field
server string = XXXXXXX

printcap name = /etc/printcap
load printers = yes

printing = lprng

guest account = nobody

log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log

max log size = 0

security = share

socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192

dns proxy = no

path = /home/samba
public = yes
writable = yes
browseable = yes
guest only = yes

path = /usr/images/
public = yes
writable = yes
browseable = yes
guest only = yes


Any suggestions on this config file or any changes that should be made on the file server. I have researched this and could not find a solution. Also could this be a windows issue. My laptop runs linux and never has a problem as well as the mac in the office running osX.

Thank You


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