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Sharing a Samba File and Print Server Across Subnets, Part 1

Jan 10, 2008, 20:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

"It's a common belief that Samba shares cannot be accessed across subnets. But actually Samba can cross subnets. It's easy for Linux hosts, and a bit less easy for Windows clients. But fear not, for we shall guide you through safely past the traps and pitfalls.

"In this series we'll set up a Samba server that serves two subnets, which is is a common scenario even on home networks: one wired and one wireless. Then we'll hook up a third subnet just to show how it's done. Once you know how to do that you can easily expand to as many subnets as you want. In Part 1, we'll start out with a simple anonymous file and printer server..."

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