[nycbug-talk] Fwd: RE: need help asap, will pay, ms vpn client

G. Rosamond george
Wed Mar 16 17:52:32 EST 2005

On Mar 16, 2005, at 5:45 PM, George Georgalis wrote:

> Thanks much to George R's suggestion. Preliminary tests work: port
> forwarding tcp 137,138,139,445 from gateway box to samba share box, on
> private lan, works.

Great to hear. . . cheap and simple VPN over SSH.

> My preliminary was to do tcp only port forwarding of said ports to a 
> box
> behind it running samba. The client is not able to "browse" discover 
> the
> share, but if the (gateway) hostname, user and password (samba host)
> is specified, the client can mount user homes from the samba server
> through the firewall via tcp only (the protocol calls for tcp and udp
> 137,138,139).
> This means, a roaming windows client can setup (putty) ssh -R tunnels 
> to
> a remote gateway which allows for smb connections from localhost to the
> private smbserver. So the roaming client can specify, via "netuse" the
> gateway as the location of their shares and mount the protected samba
> share through the encrypted tunnel.

How are you doing auth?  private/pub keys?

that would certainly be the most seamless from the end user perspective.

> Details of that last paragraph no doubt need be revised... anyone with
> ideas for the installation, please let me know, on or off list.
> Below is the sum of an extended issue getting linksys vpn going...


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