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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

  Les Mikesell

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