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I have a Samba server say at "abstergo.m12.in"

I'm fairly new to Samba as I usually use SFTP for file transfers but I wanted something more Windows Native.

I used the samba config from http://www.linux.com/learn/tutorials/305771-quick-and-dirty-samba-setup but changing the directory and the share name.

I'm trying to map the network drive. I try using //abstergo.m12.in/sharename but with no avail.

What I'm asking is how to setup the server (or client) so that I can connect to it remotely.

Edit: For some clarification I'm trying to access it remotely. over the internets.

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You kind of have to describe the problem. Just saying it didn't work isn't very helpful. Are you trying to access a Samba server over a WAN? If so, that's a terrible idea. The SMB protocol is only designed for file sharing over a LAN. (It can be used over a VPN, though performance tends to be awful.) –  David Schwartz Dec 31 '12 at 8:43
    
edited the question. –  qmarchi Dec 31 '12 at 8:48
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Windows uses backslashes in UNC paths. –  Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Dec 31 '12 at 9:15
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Note that many ISPs block the Windows file sharing ports, so you're likely to have problems trying to do it that way. –  Cry Havok Dec 31 '12 at 10:43
    
@qmarchi: Just don't do that. It's the wrong tool for the job. Samba is a LAN thing, not a WAN thing. If you have no choice, you can get it to work over a VPN, but performance will be terrible. Whatever your outer problem is, there are better solutions. –  David Schwartz Dec 31 '12 at 18:44

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As @David noted this is not simple to use samba from wan. In local net deamon swat provides the tools to confugure samba server over http://localhost:901 but this is not directly accessible as wan web host. You rather look for webdav WebDav DavenPort or ssh with portforwarding use. Found similiar question on ServerFault

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