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

Then only problem with a VPN, is I *think* it requires client side software.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Broadley" <bill@math.ucdavis.edu>
To: <vox-tech@lists.lugod.org>
Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2003 6:01 AM
Subject: 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
> > 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
> > 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
> > magic and be able to see the samba server from home (across the
> > 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
> > 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
> > (gui or not)).
> >
> > What are my options?
> >
> > What I think would be really neat (i don't think it exists), is a https
> > 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
> > 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
> > though I followed the directions verbatim (that is sticking an entry in
> > LMHOSTS file and setting up the tunnel), windows could find the samba
> >
> > Thanks
> > Jay
> >
> >
> > _______________________________________________
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> --
> Bill Broadley
> Mathematics
> UC Davis
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