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skate 05-08-2009 09:40 AM

File Storage Solution .... ?
 
Hello, I have few FreeBSD servers and I am considering making one of them a File Storage Server for my office workers, So they can upload documents,images,files,folders etc. on this server.
I was thinking about FTP (because I have it installed already on most machines) but still decided to ask you guys to see if somebody has another or better solution.

Thanks.

irishbitte 05-08-2009 09:46 AM

Would it not make more sense to use SAMBA?

skate 05-08-2009 09:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by irishbitte (Post 3534625)
Would it not make more sense to use SAMBA?

Maybe... does SAMBA allows connections outside its network (I have used but don't remember)?

Cause the servers are not in the same office/network as my employees.

Thanks

farslayer 05-08-2009 10:16 AM

Somethinkg like FreeNAS would work.. CIFS (samba), FTP, NFS, AFP, RSYNC, iSCSI

http://www.freenas.org/


If they are accessing the systems remotely I'd have them connecting via VPN for security reasons.. in which case Samba could work.

i92guboj 05-08-2009 10:57 AM

If you are going to access from outside I would consider security the main concer, and hence, I'd suggest using an encrypted protocol: ssh.

irishbitte 05-08-2009 08:18 PM

As FarSlayer puts it:
Quote:

If they are accessing the systems remotely I'd have them connecting via VPN for security reasons.. in which case Samba could work.
I think this is the route you should consider. FTP is good for files in the public domain, but not anything company specific.

skate 05-09-2009 11:35 AM

Maybe I will go for SAMBA and will put the two networks in VPN...

Thanks.


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