You can use a hosts file (LMHosts) if you need to be able to browse by name
(if you can't get name resolution to work otherwise.)
From: Brian [mailto:belstsrv at nauticom dot net]
Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2004 1:17 PM
To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] Need to get NetBEUI working over a PPTP tunnel (w2k
<-> m0n0wall 1.11)
Chris Buechler wrote:
> On Wed, 22 Dec 2004 17:21:49 +0100, Peter Guhl <pgnews at siconline dot ch>
>>Well, a customer wants to work from home during christmas holidays. We
>>have got a m0n0wall acting as PPTP-Server placing it's clients in the
>>same IP-range as the Server (samba). Unfortunately Windows 2000's VPN
>>client tells me that it can't bind NetBEUI to the VPN because it can't
>>negotiate the PPP control protocol (rough translation of the German
>>error message). The checkbox to use NetBIOS over TCP/IP doesn't exist in
>>the advanced configuration (WINS-tab) of the TCP/IP-Properties.
>>Of course the Server is not visible in the Network neighbourhood (not
>>really surprising after all...).
>>Do you know how I can make that work? What's faster - trying to make
>>NetBEUI work or switch to something like NFS?
> Eww, why NetBEUI? I'm hoping you don't actually use that protocol and
> are misunderstanding its necessity. Samba over TCP/IP should work
> fine. Network neighborhood doesn't work (reliably, if at all) over
> PPTP because broadcasts don't traverse the connection. You should be
> able to map drives or pull up \\servername or \\IP.address from Start,
> Run without modifying anything, assuming your Samba box works over
That is exactly what I do. I just have a simple .bat file that I run
once I connect to my company VPN. It does all the drive mapping for me,
as if I were at the office logging in locally. From there, I can access
all the usual things without any issues.
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