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 From:  Michael Brown <knightmb at knightmb dot dyndns dot org>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Trouble with remote NetBIOS name resolution over PPTP VPN.
 Date:  Sun, 20 Jan 2008 01:56:41 -0600
I've encountered this same issue and their is an easy fix for it, but I 
need t know if by PPTP you mean one computer is "dialing" in to the 
remote site or if they are linked by IPSEC and by absolute paths you 
mean machine name like //server or //accounting?  I had a company in 
which it had a central office that was linked to 4 other sites by IPSEC 
and their AV & Mortgage software would only work with UNC paths like 
//server in the software (couldn't use map drives due to too different 
machines or IP address)

I don't want to send you on a wild goose chase without knowing which is 
which first.


Chris Janvrin wrote:
> First off, thanks for looking!
> I am at a remote office of my company trying to integrate their 
> accounting procedures with the home office. More specifically, I am 
> trying to install accounting software on two remote PCs that 
> communicate with our main accounting server in the home office. While 
> using the PPTP VPN I can map remote shares to the remote server using 
> the remote server's IP address, but unfortunately our accounting 
> software (Peachtree Quantum) requires what they call "absolute paths" 
> e.g. NetBIOS names for drive mappings, and not IP addresses.
> The home office is equipped with a net5501-70 running m0n0 1.232, and 
> the remote office is equipped with a net4801-60 running 1.3b7.
> Any ideas?
> Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.
> Chris Janvrin
> Dover, NH
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