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Re: Outside access



On Wed, 2006-10-11 at 13:25 -0600, Ashley M. Kirchner wrote:
>     What's the easiest, or maybe best way to have someone on the outside 
> (internet) have access to our internal file server so they can put and 
> retrieve files that are left for them?  While I can do a lot of stuff 
> here on our network, I don't know how tech savvy this other person is, 
> so I need a solution that's idiot proof (as much as possible) and easy 
> for them.
> 
>     I originally thought of plain and simple FTP to one of our internet 
> servers (and thus not allowing access all the way to our internal file 
> server) but that would require people on both ends of the transaction to 
> have to deal with passwords and log ins and who knows what else.
> 
>     Ideas/suggestions?

An FTP server isn't hard to setup, like vsftpd, and you can provide the
directory where they are allowed into.

Another option is SSH or NFS

No matter what though, you're going to have to provide password
protections.

erich



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