On Aug 16, 2007, at 2:37 PMAug 16, 2007, Laszlo Nagy wrote:
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.
Well, we do not have static IP addresses, and the routers does not
support VPN. Also I do not like the idea of VPN because I feel that
would forward more packets than needed. I may be wrong. :-)
Although we do not have static IP, we have DDNS. Is it possible to
do VPN from one FreeBSD box to another and then.... what? Mount
nfs? Mount smb? I can mount a remote smb volume then share it with
another smb server, but it looks wreid to me and I'm also concerned
about speed. I believe smb is not optimized for speed. If I have to
use VPN then I would like to use the most traffic-efficient method
over VPN. Can you suggest something?
Properly set up, the two office could appear as if they were local,
only hindered by the speed of your internet connections. IMHO, a VPN
is really the only way to go. Across that, you can use any method
you'd prefer, NFS, smb, etc.
Take a look at OpenVPN for more information. It's in the ports, and
relatively easy to set up.
Eric F Crist
Secure Computing Networks
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