Re: [BackupPC-users] Separate subnet no pring
On Wed, 2005-07-20 at 09:00, Adam Dobrin wrote:
> I'm having trouble using backuppc from a separate subnet. I have a VPN
> connection from an offiste location to my network; and while the remote
> machine *can* ping into the internal network, and perl's gethostbyname
> functions fine; bpc is still returning a 'no ping'.
> nmblookup is not functioning properly, but from what i read in the
> documentation, if gethostbyname works, it doesn't go there.
Nmblookup uses windows netbios name mechanism and that works by
broadcasting. It won't work across routed subnets unless you
set up a WINS server that all the machines can use, If you have
a fixed IP for the remote end of the VPN you can also use DNS