safest and easiest way to provide remote access to files onlinux
thiagolima at webforce.com.br
Fri Jan 9 16:16:03 GMT 2004
You could setup a VPN between your linux server and your remote clients.
Using freeswan (opensource) and win2000/xp native suport for it.
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> rg] On Behalf Of Heupink, Mourik Jan C.
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> Subject: [Samba] best,safest and easiest way to provide
> remote access to files onlinux machine
> dear list.
> this question is rather related to samba, although not
> exclusively. I consider it related enough to ask here, please
> apologise if you don't.
> we are in the process of setting up a samba domain at my
> company. a goal is to replace our current nt4 servers.
> another goal is to provide an easy way to access the
> documents on the lan (and peoples home directories) from
> 'outside' (anywhere on the internet)
> A way to do this, seems to be the so called 'web folders',
> which appears to be the m$ name for webdav.
> Now the questions. I'm sure that wanting this is very common,
> I guess lot's of you experts have setup similar things in the
> places you work. So, the
> Is web folders the way to go? And how to implement this
> server-side? (mod_dav does not seem to be able to do exactly
> what i want) (davenport, http://davenport.sourceforge.net/
> doesn't seem very mature) What are the alternatives? (either
> open source, or paid software) (suse openexchange 4.1
> seems to have some sort of webdav interface. any experiences
> if that will do what i want?)
> Any experiences in user authentication? Things I should keep
> into consideration when setting up my samba domain? (as
> nothing has been setup yet, so we can completely start from scratch)
> Any comments would be very much appreciated!
> Again apologies for the slight off-topic issue. Just pointers
> in the right direction would be appreciated, and, in case
> someone knows, but doesn't want to continue this discussion
> here, please don't hestitate to contact me directly.
> Have a nice weekend all of you!
> Mourik Jan
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