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[Openvpn-users] OpenVPN and Samba over Tun.

  • Subject: [Openvpn-users] OpenVPN and Samba over Tun.
  • From: "Dave" <dmehler26@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 17 Nov 2007 22:29:31 -0500

 I'm trying to get OpenVPN working with samba. My goal is to have a remote 
client for now though possibly expanding to more, initiate an openvpn 
connection and be able to use samba shares as if it was on the local 
network. The openvpn machine is on, samba server is, 
and the openvpn hands out IP's in the net as in the server 
howto. The remote client in this example is on network.
 I'm following http://openvpn.net/howto.html and have established a basic 
tunnel with tls authentication. From the client machine on the network I can ping, and which is the 
openvpn server so i have basic point to point connectivity. I'm now 
expanding the scope of the connection to include other machines particularly 
the samba server at I added:
push "route"
on the serverside and restarted. I am confused about the next part of the 
docs. Http://openvpn.net/howto.html#scope says:

"Next, you must set up a route on the server-side LAN gateway to route the 
VPN client subnet ( to the OpenVPN server (this is only 
if the OpenVPN server and the LAN gateway are different machines).

Make sure that you've enabled
forwarding on the OpenVPN server machine."

The Openvpn server and the lan gateway are not on the same machine, the lan 
gateway is running FreeBSD the openvpn server is running Linux. If anyone 
can clarify this point i'd appreciate it.
The final objective was to add the hosts allow directive to the smb.conf on, so i added hosts allow to the existing hosts.
 Aside from the routing did i miss a step? As i said my goal connect up, and 
access drives either by mapped drive letter, unc drive convention, or 
network neighborhood. Is this doable?

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