If you have a server, you may create DFS (distributed file service). Since
this is XP, you may create each shared folder or drive to be listed in My
Network Places by using Add a network place.
This search result may help too.
Computer browser over VPN
Computer browsing over VPN involves routers, multiple segments and
multihomed servers. It is generally recommended that you implement WINS for
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This NetBIOS name resolution issue. If you have WINS server, that will
take care of it. Since both computers are XP without WINS, you may try to
use lmhosts. This search result may help too.
Browsing over VPN
To connect to it from the VPN client you can map a drive or use
\\192.168.1.55\sharename in the run box. You can also configure the
lmhosts on your VPN ...
ok thanks for your help Robert. Using those instructions I finally
succeeded in accessing the files. I mapped a drive on the server and then
from the client I could see the files on the server drive, which is great.
I see how this method gives you a access to a drive, but if the server
computer has several drives is there a way to open 'the whole server
computer' as opposed to just one of it's drives?