At 12:58 PM 8/16/2007, Laszlo Nagy wrote:
Here is a problem that I cannot solve. I have two offices with two file
servers (FreeBSD 6.1). Clients are accessing files over samba and nfs (on
the local server). I would like to share some directory structures between
the two offices. Originally I was thinking about sshfs (mount_sshfs) but I
cannot compile fuse from the ports. NFS cannot share subdirectories, only
whole filesystems and it is not secure to use over the internet.
Security inside the LAN is not important. Most of these folders are "put
everything into it" type, e.g. anyone can do anything with them. The users
usually store doc, pdf, xls/gnumeric and txt files in them.
I'm not interested in solutions where the end user needs to use a special
program to access the files. For example, gftp is not an option. This is
because these users sometimes does not know what a file is. I need
nautilus integration, and mounting/mapping so the files can be opened from
any program using file/open.
What should I use?
You need to create a VPN connection between your two offices. You can do
this in a variety of ways, but probably the best solution would be to have
static IP's for both offices and a router that has hardware support for
VPNs at each office. You can connect the two offices via a VPN connection
from router to router.
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