remote backup over SMB over OpenVPN over UDP?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by PBandJ, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. PBandJ

    PBandJ Addicted to LI Member

    The rational I was trying to accomplish was as following: Allow access from a remote site, over OpenVPN (TUN interface, over UDP) to my home network. Then, share, using CIFS/Samba some drive on my PC or NAS. The remote/OpenVPN-client site would map that drive, and using that setup would be able to backup his stuff.

    The reality of it was that copying files failed. Even small (=a few MBs) ones.

    Then it occurred to me that CIFS wasn't, probably, designed to be used in that way.
    Am I right, were my expectations unreasonable?
    Anyone can suggest a nice, user-friendly setup over OpenVPN for this type of application (=remote backup)?
  2. PBandJ

    PBandJ Addicted to LI Member

    ...I should've added that the SMB server is XP, and the client is running Windows 7.
    Did some more reading. It appears the XP is running SMB1 which doesn't do so well, performance-wise, over WAN. Vista/Win7 include SMB2, which has some performance improvements, but since I'm serving the files from XP, the connection defaults to SMB1.

    Samba 3.6.0 (almost) fully supports SMB2. more about that:
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but TomatoUSB uses samba 3.0.37? Can it support the newer 3.6.0 at some point in the future?
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