[GLLUG] portability and power

Steve Parker steve at steve-parker.org
Sat Feb 22 10:49:05 UTC 2014

On 22/02/14 08:50, Justin Perreault wrote:
> On Sat, 2014-02-22 at 07:08 +0000, John G Walker wrote:
>> I use Dropbox for this. Is there any reason why you can't use this
>> solution, or create a setup that runs n the same principle (ie holds
>> data in the cloud and updates every time it can connect)?
> Thanks for this clarifying question.
> When mobile I can tunnel to a server at the home/office.
> I only have limited need for syncing files when systems are away from
> the home/office though having the option would be nice.
> When systems are connected at the home/office it seems contrary to have
> them contact an outside server for such purposes.
> Some of the files have potential for multiple simultaneous modification.
Have your local DNS resolve the IP locally, so when out and about, 
filestore.example.com resolves to the external IP, but on your internal 
LAN it resolves to the server's internal IP address

Modifying the same file from two places at the same time is always going 
to be complex though

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