External Web Server accessing an internal File Server
Posted on 2003-03-25
Here's the deal, I am pretty sure this cannot be doen without creating a security breach on my company's Internal Network.
I have a Web Server on site that is setup in our DMZ, in the same firewall that the Web Server is plugged into, my Trust Network is plugged in. Our file server and my web server are sitting right next to each other in my rack, but the web server does not communicate with the Internal Network (Security Reasons of course).
My question is this, Is there a way to limit the web server's communication with the File Server to request a certain set of PDF files on the Internal Network?
The reason for this is that my company wants a central directory on our file server to house these important documents, but to also be accessible by registered users of our web site. This way the people that update the PDFs just have to update them in this directory, an I as the Web Developer will not have to manually upload these files every time there is a tiny change.