Samba with PPTP

Harald Schmalzbauer h at
Sun Dec 7 08:24:50 PST 2003

On Sunday 07 December 2003 07:36, Ivan Wong wrote:
> Hi
> I am running samba on a freebsd box (behind NAT, IP = with
> pptpclient connecting to my company m$2k VPN (tunnel IP =
> At first, I can ping the fbsd with its hostname (freebsd) from my company.
> But when I try to "net use freebsd /user:xxx *", the "net use" will fail
> (err = The network path was not found.) and afterwards I can see that ping
> will use (which was originally I can ping
> again if I restart the samba. But everytime when I try to use the netbios
> name I will get the redirection changed wrongly.
> So I tried to use IP instead. I can browse \\freebsd and "net use" my home
> \\freebsd\ivan sucessfully. But when I try to browse \\freebsd\ivan it will
> hold for a minute and I will finally get the message \\\ivan
> is not accessible. The specified network name is no longer available.

Windows specifies that per subnet you need one domain master. So it won't work 
until you have a domain master at the other side of the pptp link.
Once I made such a configuration working by bi-maping broadcast addresses.
It's very ugly, but that was for a test and it did work.


> Thank you.
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