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Old 10-24-2005, 01:43 PM   #1
mrbabis
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Mount remote host


Hi.

I know that it is possible to mount folder in lan but is it possible to do it through internet too?
mount //internethost/my_account folder_on_local_computer

What do I need to have on remote computer and howto configure it?
 
Old 10-24-2005, 06:10 PM   #2
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Technically yes, but the network services that mount normally uses are not secure enough to be used over the public Internet.

The safe option is to use the SFTP function of SSH to transfer files. Many distributions install SSH by default. SFTP works like regular FTP, but all communications are encrypted.
 
  


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