[SOLVED] Client shared folders not visible



  • Hello to all.
    New user here, forgive me if this is a wrong place to ask this.

    I have an OpenVPN server in a pfsense firewall that I would like to connect to a client in FreeNAS.

    The connection is successful I can ping all I want on and from both sides.

    The Problem is that I can't reach the FreeNAS shared folders from a PC downstream of the firewall.

    Can anyone help me?

    Sorry for the poor english.



  • I assume you're using Windows networking.  With Windows, file shares are not visible beyond a router, which pfSense is.  You should be able to directly address the devices or use a domain controller, such as Active Directory, to make it visible.



  • @JKnott:

    I assume you're using Windows networking.

    Yes.

    @JKnott:

    With Windows, file shares are not visible beyond a router, which pfSense is.  You should be able to directly address the devices or use a domain controller, such as Active Directory, to make it visible.

    You can reach shered folders by directly type "\The ip of the shered folders" in the address bar of file explorer. I can do it whit a local NAS.



  • You can reach shered folders by directly type "\The ip of the shered folders" in the address bar of file explorer. I can do it whit a local NAS.

    Are you successful when you try that?



  • No, that's the problem.



  • @vasch:

    No, that's the problem.

    Any firewall rules that might affect it?  I just tried here and I have no problem accessing Windows shares through OpenVPN.



  • I add the rule for allow all the traffic to the VPN network.

    My configuration is this:

    A –- pfSense (VPN Server) --- B (VPN client)

    My problem is that I can't see the shared folders in B from A.

    You say that you can, right?



  • You say that you can, right?

    Yes, I can.  I have shortcuts on my desktop to access the other computer.  Since you can ping, it's not a VPN or routing issue.  That leaves only firewall rules as a possible cause.

    I don't suppose you're using HomeGroup networking.  That definitely won't work as it relies on link local addresses, which will not be passed by any router.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Features_new_to_Windows_7#HomeGroup



  • It wasn't a pfSense problem but a FreeNAS one.

    I was run the OpenVPN client on a jail. Once I use the OpenVPN build in FreeNAS the problem has disappeared.