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Here's the situation:
I have a programmer working on a web app being developed in Visual InterDev on a server located in her home.  All development is done on this server and then when ready, it's uploaded to the Internet website.  She does have a workstation connected to the server where she performs the actual programming.

I am located in a different city and would like access to the server (at her location) to make some changes to the program myself.

We are both using cable modems.  Can we share the server via the Internet?  If so, can others access it?  If everyone would have access, how can I stop that access and limit it to just myself?  Firewall?

Any and all help would be appreciated.
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I use an FTP server to access files on my home PC when I am away.

You have the FTP server running on the PC that you want access to.  Then you use an FTP client to grab the file, make your changes on your PC then use FTP to put it back on the server.

That way you need a username/password to get to anything on the server.  She can also restrict where you can go on her server that way.

dill

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Actually it's my server and software so I should have full administrator rights.  But what about pcAnywhere?  Would that be a feasible solution?  I've heard of it but not sure how it works.

Thanks!
I have never used it, but, yes, it should work.  It will do quite a bit more than just FTP too.

It will actually give you remote control of the PC if you want to use it that much.  But, it'll also let you grab and put files from and to the server.

Current version is 10 and is available for Win9x and up except for XP as of now.

Here is Symantec's info page for it:
http://enterprisesecurity.symantec.com/products/products.cfm?productID=2

dill

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Commented:
Actually it's my server and software so I should have full administrator rights.  But what about pcAnywhere?  Would that be a feasible solution?  I've heard of it but not sure how it works.

Thanks!

Author

Commented:
Actually it's my server and software so I should have full administrator rights.  But what about pcAnywhere?  Would that be a feasible solution?  I've heard of it but not sure how it works.

Thanks!

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I will probably try both depending on what I need to do.  Thanks for the info and the link to Symantec.
No problem.

I understand this comment:
"Actually it's my server and software so I should have full administrator rights"

But, keep in mind that as open as you make it for yourself, if it gets cracked, it is at least that open to the cracker.

If you try pcAnywhere, please drop a not in here and let me know how it goes.  I'd be interested in how easy it's use is and if there are any connection problems from cable modem to cable modem.  Especially the remote control part.

dill

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Point well taken.  Which is exactly why I want secured access to the server.

I'm probably going to order the pcAnywhere soon and I'll let you know the outcome!

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