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By LoveAnne ·
Hi! anybody please help me.

How can I access an internal Windows NT or Windows 2000 share from an
external machine? I guess I have to publish the Server first. Which
protocols do I have to use for this and with which port numbers?

Belle

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by bentgellerich In reply to publishing network shares

To access an network share from a machine not part of a domain connect to the share by typing \\server\sharename at the run line. You will be challenged with a security dialog. Enter your credentials as follows:

Username: yourdomain\Belle.UserPassword: **********

This should allow you access providing your DNS server has an entry for the Server. Alternatively you can edit your HOSTS file (systemroot\system32\drivers\etc) and add an entry for the server. Make sure you rename the hosts file to HOSTS with no extension. Hope this helps.

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by LoveAnne In reply to publishing network shares

Hi! Thanks for your input. I'm sorry that I forgot to mention that internal means behind the ISA server. So I want to access a network share thru the ISA server. How can I do that? Which protocols do I have to use for this and with which port numbers?

Thanks and good day!

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by Shepster In reply to publishing network shares

This question is a bit ambiguous. When you say access an internal share from an external machine, do you mean (A) access a share on a private network share from the internet? Or are you asking how to (B) access a share on a domain from a machine that is either not a member of that domain or is a member of another domain?

If it is A, is the machine behind a firewall on a private network or does it have a public IP (and then is it ?live? on the net or behind a firewall)? No matter how it isconfigured, if A is the scenario, I would recommend ensuring it is behind a firewall and setting up VPN to access it. Having direct access to a box with network file sharing or opening the ports to allow this would basically be like posting a message at alt.2600 saying ?Please come destroy everything on my network.? Another option, if you just need to make some files available from the internet would be to setup an FTP server. Windows has the ability to do this, though it is flaky. If you wanted to go this route, I would recommend a third party FTP program (Linux would be better, but doesn?t sound practical for what you are trying to accomplish). Stick it behind a firewall and use NAT to reroute traffic coming in on Ports 20 and 21 towhichever box is functioning as the FTP server. Bear in mind that this poses a sizable security risk, so you should setup the FTP server to use encryption

If B is the case, are you on the same physical network? The same subnet? The first answer to your question gives some information if this is the case, so without more specifics, I will not go into more detail on this.

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by LoveAnne In reply to publishing network shares

Thank you so much for your help Shepster.

Sorry I forgot to mention that internal means behind the ISA server. So I want to access a network share thru the ISA server. How can I do that? Which protocols do I have to use for this and with which port numbers?

Thanks and good day!

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