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Re: secure network file access

matt said:
> Hi all,
> I need some advice.
> I'd like to have the home directorys on my woody box available to
> machines on the local (NATed) network, and via the internet.
> samba is good for local access...but (i don't think) it can be pushed
> through a NAT-based router.
> What is the best package to do such a thing as securely as possible.  the
> client software must be able to run on windows machines as well.

depends what level of access, at my former employer I used WinSCP
for win32 clients, and enforced RSA key logins. It has a fancy pointNclick
interface, it's freely downloadable, based on Putty code.

you could also get cygwin with ssh (sources.redhat.com I think), and
use the command line scp/ssh, works well too. And/or rsync-over-ssh
this works too(though rsync on win32 can be flakey).

another way could be to setup apache-ssl, and export your data over apache,
setup HTTP auth ..though this should be more of a last resort.


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