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Remote mapped drive with no VPN to a NAS box

Posted on 2014-03-20
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I know it is no the best and recommended way but I have a client that wants to just map a network drive to his NAS box in house and work from anywhere without having to bring up a VPN. Can this be done?
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by:Qlemo
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The traditional way is to use a cloud service to store the data. Opening the NAS  box unprotected to the public is something you shouldn't do at all, but it would be managed by
a) using a dynamic DNS service to register the current IP address
b) forward port 445 on the router to the NAS box
c) use the DynDNS address to access the NAS.
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by:grovenetsupport
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Thanks, there is built in software to browse it from the web but he just wants a mapped drive. I have warned him of the issues but he doesnt seem to care
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy earned 2000 total points
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Ok will take a look thanks
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