Peter Guhl wrote:
> Probably somebody asked before (sorry ...)
> Well, a customer wants to work from home during christmas holidays.
> have got a m0n0wall acting as PPTP-Server placing it's clients in
> same IP-range as the Server (samba). Unfortunately Windows 2000's
> client tells me that it can't bind NetBEUI to the VPN because it
> negotiate the PPP control protocol (rough translation of the German
> error message). The checkbox to use NetBIOS over TCP/IP doesn't
> in the advanced configuration (WINS-tab) of the TCP/IP-Properties.
> Of course the Server is not visible in the Network neighbourhood
> really surprising after all...).
Are you able to connect?
Once you connect, can you ping internal IPs?
If you can ping, can you go to Start -> Run -> type "\\ <Server IP w/o
Space>" and get a list of the shares on the Server?
If you can then I would use a LMHOSTS file on the users machine to
resolve NetBIOS names to IP. Take a look at MS KB article 314108 or
180094 "How to Write an LMHOSTS File for Domain Validation and Other
Name Resolution Issues" (Sorry for the assumed English-US version -
hope you can find one in German...)
For XP Pro: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314108/EN-US/
For 2000: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/180094/EN-US/
Also make sure the users home network is on a different subnet than
the office network.
> Do you know how I can make that work? What's faster - trying to make
> NetBEUI work or switch to something like NFS?
Depends on your skill set... ;-)
James W. McKeand