[Gllug] Fileserver over WAN

Xander D Harkness xander at harkness.co.uk
Tue Apr 23 18:01:19 UTC 2002

Bruce Richardson wrote:

>On 23/04/02, 12:24:40, John Southern <john at livepublishing.co.uk> wrote 
>regarding [Gllug] Fileserver over WAN:
>>I want to setup a fileserver at home and access it from anywhere via
>>Are there any easy packages I should use.
>>Should I be using encryption when transferring files (nothing
>>Am I better limiting a range of IP addresses that have access?
>>Am I better setting it up as a nfs share then mounting it whereever I
>This is a job for WebDAV, I think.  WebDAV, if you didn't know, is a 
>standard for filesharing over HTTP.  Allows acls, locks and versioning.  
>There are a range of servers and clients out there and you can use 
>TLS/SSL as the basis of your security.  Office 2000/Win2k supports WebDAV 
>(slightly borked, as usual).
Nautilus and konqueror work very well with webDav.  

It would be more pleasant if they would remember passwords.


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