VPS - smb over internet (ssh tunnels)

Hello everyone!!!

What is your experience accessing SMB shares over the internet? From a Windows 10/11 laptop to a VPS server running Ubuntu Server 22.04. Using SSH tunnels (private-public key-based authentication) should work but I’m a bit worried about the performance since SMB is a chatty protocol.

Thank you!!!

Welcome to the forum!

I’d say to install wireguard, instead of doing ssh tunneling. Even sshfs as a protocol can be pretty slow, I don’t want to imagine SMB over SSH. Wireguard is easy to setup and has very low overhead, most of the performance bottlenecks will be just SMB and the internet connection.

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Thank you so much for the suggestion, @ThatGuyB !! I’ll try it out.