Linux Mint 19.3 via VPN to work SMB server

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Linux Mint 19.3 via VPN to work SMB server

Post by LM19point3Lover »

Dear Collected Wisdom,

I have managed to follow my works generic instructions to connect via a VPN to a work server.
All that works via the terminal window with sudo ipec up [name of VPN]

When I then try to use File Browser to connect to the smb server I get

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Could not display "smb://............./".
Error: Failed to retrieve share list from server: Connection refused
Please select another viewer and try again.
Setting up the VPN via the Networking GUI is difficult as I have not been given all the info request in there; my guess is that some of the info is in a file or certificate I downloaded from work.

Does anyone have any hints which might help me?
Work IT is friendly, but I don't think anyone knows much about Linux there. :-(
(There provide lovely instructions for Windows 10 and MacOs though!)

Many thanks for considering the above,
I'm using Linux Mint 19.3 (Mate) on a retired Dell OptiPlex 1070.
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