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ssh tunneling samba on windows 7

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Followed these instructions;

Create localhost adapter.

We’ll give your computer an additional (fake) IP address, and we’ll port forward to that address instead of the computer’s real IP. Windows XP will continue to do file sharing on the real IP address. We’ll assign it an IP of (that’s what we configured putty to use above.)

  1. System->Control Panel->Add Hardware
  2. Yes, Hardware is already connected
  3. Add a new hardware device (at bottom of list)
  4. Install the hardware that I manually select
  5. Network adapters
  6. Microsoft , Microsoft Loopback Adapter
  7. (Go through the installation procedure.)

Configure the new localhost adapter.

  1. Open up your existing (real) ethernet adapter and write down your gateway and DNS server addresses.
  2. Open your new fake ethernet adapter (Network Connections) , enter a made-up IP address (I suggest, which is a privately routable address that most folk don’t use.)
  3. Enable Client for Microsoft Networks.
  4. Disable File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks
  5. Enable Interent Protocol (TCP/IP)
  6. Click on properties for TCP/IP.
  7. Enter your chosen IP address (, subnet mask (
  8. Under advanced->WINS, Enable LMHosts Lookup and Disable NetBIOS over TCP/IP
  9. Enter 9999 for the interface metric. (Necessary?)
  10. REBOOT (important!)

Configure Putty connection

  1. Fire up Putty on C (Client) , create a new connection to S (Server). Make sure you can ssh from C to S before going any further.
  2. Configure a new SSH tunnel for the connection you created in the previous step:
    1. Source port= (the IP:port notation is wider than the text box, but it will work!)
    2. Destination= (this tells the server to connect the other end of the tunnel to the server’s port 139.) Previous versions of these instructions suggested S’s actual IP address, which might not work if S doesn’t know its own true IP address (due to NATing, for example.) The destination options should be left at “local” and “auto”.
    3. (VISTA/7 work-around) Add an additional tunnel from source= to destination= (see Olaf Zehner, below)
    4. Click the checkbox, if present, reading “Local ports accept connections from other hosts”.
  3. Click add, save the connection

Now we test out our connection:

  1. Start->run
  2. type: “\\”.


– Add hosts file entry for (e.g. “      samba”)

(taken from

To get this working on Windows 7 you need to do the following;

Another solution for Windows 7 (that doesn’t involve running a .exe from a 3rd-party site) is to disable the “Server” service.  Specifically: Computer -> Manage -> Services and Applications -> Services.  Within that, there’s a service named “Server” with the description “Supports file, print, and named-pipe sharing over the network for this computer. …”

Just stopping the service wasn’t sufficient, but when I set it to startup: Disabled and rebooted, Windows 7 was finally not listening on port 445.  I was then able to forward port 445 over ssh and successfully connect to a samba drive.

This does mean you can’t share files/etc. from the machine, but if you’re using a loopback adapter to handle the SMB (139/445) forwarding, you can enable and start the “Server” service once your ssh tunnel is started.  I’m running like that right now, and I’m both connected to samba over ssh and able to act as a server for file sharing.

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Written by Steve

July 23, 2010 at 7:06 AM

Posted in computers, linux

adding folders from networked XP machine or linux to Windows 7 library

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I use an old XP machine as a file server and would like to add some of the shares to Win7 libraries.!3110BDF94643CB31!1887.entry

Seems that I need to either;

– Install Windows Desktop Search 4.0 on the XP machine open firewall ports.

– Or disable the group policy setting.

The second option would also allow folders on linux machines to be included

Written by sumofungus

April 5, 2010 at 11:44 AM

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recording audio playing through speakers

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wanted to record flash audio playing in a web browser.

Go into the terminal and type:
sudo apt-get install pavucontrol
then when that’s finished type:
then start your audio and in another terminal type:
arecord -c 2 -f cd test

note that the pavucontrol (PulseAudio Volume Control) did not need to be running while recording (or loaded before or anything), but I did have to change the default Input Device from “Internal Audio Analog Stereo” to “Monitor of Internal Audio Analog Stereo”.

Written by sumofungus

November 16, 2009 at 7:45 AM

Posted in computers, linux

upgrade to ubuntu karmic koala (9.10) and still connect to a mythtv 0.21 backend.

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Having upgraded my laptop to Ubuntu 9.10 to get the Intel graphics card working with Flash I found that mythtv in the karmic libraries was at 0.22 (got the usual schema error). This stopped it from connecting to my mythbackend server that is still running at 0.21.

Rather than upgrade all other (happily working) machines on my network to karmic I took the following steps;

1. Removed all mythtv packages.
2. Added the Jaunty repos back in;

deb jaunty main universe restricted multiverse
(taken from

3. Installed mythlib-0.21-0 & mythcommon 0.21 (adding these separatly helped avoid some dep issues).
4. Installed and locked the version of mythfrontend at v0.21+fixes19961-0ubuntu8 (jaunty).

I would be interested if anyone has problems getting this working as I have a few other machines to do this on eventually.

Written by sumofungus

November 15, 2009 at 12:32 PM

Posted in computers, linux, mythtv

makes things a bit quicker in mythtv usi…

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makes things a bit quicker in mythtv using keyboard shortcuts………..

Written by sumofungus

March 30, 2009 at 11:04 PM

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AnyDVD -> K9Copy

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In Windows i would normally use AnyDVD to take an iso of a copy-protected DVD (for backup purposes).

I wanted to find a way of doing the same in linux. The K9Copy app used with the libdvdcss2 app from Medibuntu looks like it might do the same.

via K9Copy – Community Ubuntu Documentation.

Written by sumofungus

March 30, 2009 at 10:42 PM

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start here………. http://www.mythtv….

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start here……….

the actual install is covered here…………

really want to be able to access from web, so the section on securing the site (Apache) is important.

Written by sumofungus

March 30, 2009 at 10:33 PM

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