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RE: [Openvpn-users] WINS


  • Subject: RE: [Openvpn-users] WINS
  • From: "Andrew J. Richardson" <andrew@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 12 Dec 2004 17:26:25 -0500
  • Importance: Normal

> > I'm accessing shared resources successfully with 
> \\vpn-ip-address, but 
> > I'd like to be able to open shared folders (and shared 
> printers) with 
> > a client's NetBIOS name, but lack access to a WINS server.  
> Aside from 
> > Samba for Linux, is anyone aware of a product (open, commercial, or
> > shareware) for the WinXP platform that provides WINS server service?
> 
> there's a commercial solution for sure, but why not use LMHOSTS ?
> 
> It's on your (XP/2K/NT) system already in 
> %systemroot%\system32\drivers\etc but has the .sam extension, 
> needing to be removed.

That works for those clients assigned a static vpn ip, but for those
assigned dynamically (most of them) the ip address in lmhosts quickly
becomes out of date.

Andrew



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