Re: [Emerald] Remote Acess

Josh Hillman ( (no email) )
Mon, 17 May 1999 22:35:00 -500

>It is if you need to access the network domain controller for mapping unc
>paths. The client has to use either WINS or LMHOSTS to identify other
>computers on the network in order to map drives unless you use the form of

>\\\sharename .

If your client computer has an IP address in the same subnet as the domain controler(s),
then you do not need to deal with WINS or LMHosts. I've never dealt with either
one of them on any server or client in our network and yet I access our network
resources every day from home via dialup via standard UNC, Network Neighborhood,
etc. The IP that I have assigned to me is simply in the same subnet. If the
IP were in a different subnet, I'd either have to access resources using IPs
in place of the servername, or mess around with WINS or LMHosts. The fact that
it's a dial-up connection is actually irrelavant. This can be done via any
type of connection so long as there aren't restrictions set forth by firewalls,
filters, etc.


>At 06:53 PM 5/17/99 -0400, you wrote:
>>From: James Martin <>
>>>With Microsoft clients it is easy to do.
>>>Setup a dialup account on your Radius Server.
>>>Setup an account on your local network.
>>>Make sure you have either WINS or use LMHOST to point to your Server.
>>The above step (WINS/LMHost) is not necessary if your dial-up IP address is

>>in the same subnet as your LAN. Just something to know...
>>>Install "Client for Microsoft Networks".
>>>Give your Client machine "Group" name the same name as your Domain.
>>>Logon on to your Client machine with the same account you setup on the
>>>Install Emerald on the client machine.
>>>Install the SQL drivers and setup the DSN.
>>>Check "Log on to Network" in your Dial-Up connection.
>>>Dialup your Internet connection.
>>>Start Emerald and point to your SQL database.
>>>That is the basic setup.
>>>At 02:04 PM 5/17/99 -0700, you wrote:
>>>>Yes, it is possible and very easy actually. It is as safe as you make it.

>>>>You only need to map the drive of the computer where Emerald resides.
>>>>setup the client to that machine and it should work. There are other ways

>>>>to accomplish this but I think this is the easiest way. Good luck. :)
>>>>Guillaume Pavy wrote:
>>>>> Hi !
>>>>> I'd like to know if it is possible to configure the Emerald client for

>>>>> accessing remotely the database via Internet ?
>>>>> If yes, how to do it ?.. and is it safe ?
>Thank You,
>James Martin, MCP
>System Administrator
>First Internet Communications, LLC
>(931) 455-8611