In article , Latest News wrote: :Currently, I have Cisco 506e PIX and a Linksys VPN end-point router :connected. I have NetBIOS Broadcast enabled on the Linksys, but not
That option is Linksys specific and not generally supported on other devices.
:able to use "\\\\workstation1" to access remote computer. But if I use :the actually IP address of that workstation, it is ok :("\\\\192.168.1.100").
:Does WINS work on a site-to-site VPN setup?
WINS does, yes, but the NETBIOS option is there to allow hosts to avoid having to have a WINS server configured. I gather that the option causes NETBIOS broadcasts to be forwarded through the VPN; normally broadcast packets are not forwarded. -Probably- the PIX is discarding the packet when it sees the destination IP is a broadcast IP.