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By dteti ·
What would be the best way to setup of one of our network drives on the internet. So employees could access network files over the internet.

Thanks,

Dave

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by curlergirl In reply to Network Drive on the Inte ...

Probably the best way would be to set up a VPN that would allow your users to log onto your network using a tunnelling protocol (PPTP or IPSec depending upon your hardware and software configuration) over the Internet. That way, they could access any network resources that they are allowed to use depending upon their user logon permissions. The easiest way, but also the least secure, is to create an FTP site and then create a virtual directory on the FTP site that points to the directory(ies)on the network drive that has the documents on it. FTP access is secure in the sense that you can require passwords and so forth, but the FTP protocol itself is very non-secure because it is basically clear text being sent over the Internet. Whether you can do one or both of these depends entirely on what software and hardware you have on your network, which you haven't specified in your question. Hope this helps!

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by TechKid In reply to Network Drive on the Inte ...

www.bigredh.com

Download the Hotline Client and Server programs

It's mainly used for file sharing on the inet but would be a good way to share any number of folders.

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