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Re: [vox-tech] Secure file serving?
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Re: [vox-tech] Secure file serving?



I'd recommend AFS.  Fairly secure, handles WAN type usage better then
samba or nfs.  There are clients windows, linux, and many other OS's.

Check out openafs.org.

If not it sounds like you want your a generic VPN, you can tunnel over
SSH, or pick one of the other free VPN setups.

On Tue, Mar 11, 2003 at 07:53:38PM -0600, Jay Strauss wrote:
> I'm re-asking this question, I'm hoping the lack of response was due to the
> DNS problems rather than no one wanting to respond to me
> ---
> 
> I gotta question.  I want to have a secure file server.
> 
> I set up a samba server at work.  I can see the samba server from my win2k
> box when I'm on my work network.  According to various docs I've read, I
> should be able to SSH to my work server from home, do a little ssh tunneling
> magic and be able to see the samba server from home (across the internet).
> Unfortunately, I've had no joy, and from what I've read the performance
> would be disappointing too (this food sucks, and the portions are small
> too).
> 
> I'd like to have a file server that I can get to from home, work, or when at
> a client's site.  I'd like it to be something like SMB so that it will work
> well with all my M$ apps and provide file locking and such so that me and my
> work mates don't overwrite each other (as opposed to having a sftp client
> (gui or not)).
> 
> What are my options?
> 
> What I think would be really neat (i don't think it exists), is a https web
> page I could go to, authenticate, and magically I could then see some
> common/shared file systems, and be able to use if from my normal directory
> structure (ie. thru windows explorer or from unix "ls"), so that I could
> still use it while on a security conscience client site.
> 
> Ps, the exact reason I couldn't use the samba server thru ssh was, that even
> though I followed the directions verbatim (that is sticking an entry in my
> LMHOSTS file and setting up the tunnel), windows could find the samba server
> 
> Thanks
> Jay
> 
> 
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Bill Broadley
Mathematics
UC Davis
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