[Openswan Users] vpn and windows file shares

Ken Bantoft ken at xelerance.com
Mon Feb 21 20:17:58 CET 2005

Use WINS... pick a central WINS server (usually your SMB/Windows PDC) 
and point all clients there for WINS resolution - makes things work 
alot better/faster/easier.

But it does sound like you are trying to do Domain Authentication 
against a DC on the 10.x network, since it doesn't know any better.

On 18-Feb-05, at 11:35 AM, Eric S. Johansson wrote:

> this may be off-topic on hoping someone might have a clue as to what's 
> going on.
> Have a laptop with SafeNet VPN client.  Connecting through to open 
> 1.08mumble.  All normal TCP traffic works just fine.  Browsing, 
> e-mail, SSH,...  Unfortunately, what doesn't work is Microsoft file 
> browsing/SMB.
> I got curious and put ethereal on the laptop and I noticed that the 
> laptop was trying to query a server in the main network (10.x.y.z/24) 
> when I was connected to a network.  obviously, the 10 
> network packets route off into the Neverland as they should and not 
> down the VPN.  My question is why are they happening at all?
> My suspicion is that Windows CIFS/SMB client trying to authenticate 
> against a server on the private 10 network.  my main desire is to make 
> it stop misbehaving and use SMB authentication against the target file 
> server.  Failing that, I will settle for an explanation.  :-)
> thanks in advance
> ---eric

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