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Remote folders for users on the road.

Posted on 2004-09-17
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Ok so I would like to give certain users a folder about 1 gig or 2 to store or retreive whatever they need from wherever they want i.e. internet cafe, hotel, anywhere. I was using ftp but everyone keeps telling me it is not the safest."any opinions on that are appreciated as well"  Others have told me to use a WebDAV app which I have no experience with. I would really just like the user to be able to go to a link, typ in their username/pass and then they would have access to the folder as if it were on there local computer. They could copy and past as if it were local. IM trying to keep costs low, but I appreciate any idea or systems people may have in use already. Thanks
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You could set up a VPN Firewall appliance or RRAS on a server and have them VPN into the network.
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Nah like I said I want them to be able to click onto a link and type in a username/password and BAMM!!! "like emeral" They are in.
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Oh my gosh, no! No webdav! I would say that has more bugs and problems than FTP itself.

You can use Windows Filesharing. BUT! You need to know your Windows security,problem is, there are alot of options that are 'automatically' enabled, that hackers and nasties thrive on. After the gaps are closed up, share the folder and they can do this:

\\1.2.3.4\folder

where 1.2.3.4 is your IP and \folder is the sharename of the folder.

Another option is SFTP, secure FTP. That is FTP over an ecrypted connection.

Regards

pgx('be warned of windows security');
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