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Access Samba share over SSH Tunnel

  1. Add the Loopback Adapter to the Windows client machine.
  2. Configure this adapter as following:
    • Disable ‘File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks’.
    • Choose appripriate IP address and netmask, such as: 169.254.0.1 and 255.255.255.0.
    • Under ‘Advanced’ settings, check ‘Enable LMHOSTS Lookup’ and ‘Disable NetBIOS over TCP/IP’
  3. Under Putty, configure the SSH Tunnel as:
    Source port: 169.254.0.1:139
    Destination: localhost:139
  4. Test the connection by entering \\169.254.0.1 at Run prompt in Windows.

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