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I have set up a remote netatalk over ssh share for my home network (Mac only) now I want to access the files with a Windows PC. Netatalk gives access to the home folder of the connected user. Now: If I configure Samba to access the same folder, do I run the risk of messing up the files? Should I look for a way to connect Windows to Netatalk instead?

How easy is it nowadays to SSH tunnel a SMB share to Windows 7, will I still run into issues with the Netbios port? I have multiple mapped drives into the local network.

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You should be fine as long as two users aren't writing to the same file(s) at the same time.

SSH will provide a splendid tunnel, but another option worth considering is which, depending on what you need, may work better for you in certain ways.

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Thank you - but wouldn't OpenVPN disable my LAN access? – Stefan Ernst Mar 7 '11 at 9:47
It shouldn't. Is there something special about your LAN that you think might interfere with it? – Randolf Richardson Mar 8 '11 at 16:53

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