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Join Date: Jan 2010
02-06-2010, 10:36 PM
Join Date: Apr 2009
02-07-2010, 01:07 AM
To access files across the Internet, you need to:
Setup a file server. This just means a computer running a FTP server, or some other similar software, Some routers could also function as a file server, or you could use a NAS, a simple file-server. (I don't think Windows file sharing is suited for file sharing over the Internet.)
FTP is insecure, so you might want to look into more secure protocols before you proceed to the next step. But if you makes the FTP shares read-only, and you don't care about security (like if you're only streaming music), then simple FTP may be adequate.
Next, setup the server-side router to forward the appropriate ports to the file server (FTP runs on 21 by default).
Then find out the external IP address on the server side. I'd look in your router's config pages.
Finally, access that IP address from the client side.
If you want to access a name instead of IP address, look into setting up a Dynamic DNS service on the server side router. Dynamic DNS names also won't break if your ISP assigns you a different IP address (which is possible from time to time).
Mini 1012 | SSD | Intel 6200 Wifi | Ubuntu 11.10 64bit
Join Date: Oct 2008
02-07-2010, 03:11 AM
DD-WRT router running bridged tap OpenVPN server...I am securely connected to my home gateway router no matter where I connect from!
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