Share folder over internet
derek at computinginnovations.com
Thu Aug 16 11:43:50 PDT 2007
At 12:58 PM 8/16/2007, Laszlo Nagy wrote:
> Hi All,
>Here is a problem that I cannot solve. I have two offices with two file
>servers (FreeBSD 6.1). Clients are accessing files over samba and nfs (on
>the local server). I would like to share some directory structures between
>the two offices. Originally I was thinking about sshfs (mount_sshfs) but I
>cannot compile fuse from the ports. NFS cannot share subdirectories, only
>whole filesystems and it is not secure to use over the internet.
>Security inside the LAN is not important. Most of these folders are "put
>everything into it" type, e.g. anyone can do anything with them. The users
>usually store doc, pdf, xls/gnumeric and txt files in them.
>I'm not interested in solutions where the end user needs to use a special
>program to access the files. For example, gftp is not an option. This is
>because these users sometimes does not know what a file is. I need
>nautilus integration, and mounting/mapping so the files can be opened from
>any program using file/open.
>What should I use?
You need to create a VPN connection between your two offices. You can do
this in a variety of ways, but probably the best solution would be to have
static IP's for both offices and a router that has hardware support for
VPNs at each office. You can connect the two offices via a VPN connection
from router to router.
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