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Old 08-19-2011, 09:59 PM   #1
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Question Want to access home files over Internet


Hello,
I would like to have access to the files on my desktop which is located at home via the Internet on my laptop. Is there a GUI that I can use? My laptop will be running windows, and I can install any OS that is needed onto my desktop. It will have Internet access all of the time. I would like the whole project to be cost nothing. I am not worried about my Internet usage either.
 
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Old 08-19-2011, 10:46 PM   #2
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The solution would be to host a ftp server in your linux system and access the desired home folder from anywhere using the browser.. I would recommend vsftpd. I am also providing you with a small guide as to how you can set up vsftpd.

http://lukasrieder.com/2009/07/07/1-...up-vsftpd.html
 
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Old 08-19-2011, 10:46 PM   #3
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There are many ways to do this, but the simple and secure technique I suggest is to use a secure shell, ssh. There is a widely used Windows secure shell client, Putty, that you can run on your Windows laptop.
Any Linux distro will have a secure shell daemon, sshd, that you can run on your desktop.
You will need to spend some time to configure these to provide a secure link. You can start by using passwords to login, but for use over the internet key authentication is much more secure.
Do some googling and find a guide you like. There are plenty!
 
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Old 08-20-2011, 02:54 PM   #4
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I like the barracudaserver deal over https. Get the older free version online.
 
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Old 08-20-2011, 07:50 PM   #5
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You might also want to look into some free DNS service such as no-ip.com or dyndns.com, which now calls itself dyn.com.

I have used no-ip and found them secure, reliable, and helpful. DynDNS is highly recommended by many.
 
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