[pptp-server] VPN Problem - Clarification

Nate Carlson natecars at real-time.com
Wed Apr 5 18:00:33 CDT 2000

On Wed, 5 Apr 2000, Matt's Netzero Acct wrote:

> Okay, here's an update.  I was able to find the correct syntax in the archives for
> the ms-wins line in the /etc/ppp/options.  I added this line and took off the explicit
> WINS server address on my VPN client.  I still can ping machines on my internal
> network by IP address or by name but can't map a drive to their shares.  It doesn't
> seem to be a name resolution issue as even if I map by using the format \\192.168.x.x\sharename I still am not able to connect.  I get the message "could
> not find computer name or share name blah blah blah".  I know the name is
> resolved because I can ping by name.  This seems to be related to the fact that
> I can't browse with Network Neighborhood.  Help would be appreciated!
> matt bohling

Have you ensured your firewall rules are allowing SMB over the link?

FYI, DNS resolution (what you ping with) is far different than WINS
resolution.. just because you can ping a machine by name does not mean
WINS is working.

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