Connecting to remote samba machine

Posted on 2006-04-03
Last Modified: 2013-12-06
I have a plesk server hosted at a remote location, and I've enabled Samba file services.

How can I connect to this machine's shares from a remote location on a Windows XP workstation?  Do I have to configure VPN and tunnel in?
Question by:jpipitone
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    yeah, setting up a vpn is the best route if you need to be able to access files off that remote computer...

    another option is to use a remote desktop type connection. has a free remote desktop app that works great, easy to setup through firewalls, etc..
    the pro version has a file sync option as well.
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    Expert Comment

    "file sync" should be "file manager" :)
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    Author Comment

    Well the system is a fedora core 3 server with plesk.  I need to setup the VPN to access the samba server, or can I just use the public IP address?
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    Assisted Solution

    it would be better to setup vpn as straight access to the public IP would not be encrypted and secure.  

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