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Old 07-11-2004, 03:20 AM   #1
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Question remote file access


Hi,

I'm currently trying to enable remote access to my computer. What I would like to do is to FTP or SCP from school to my comp at home, to get some files when needed.

My comp is using Mandrake 10 and my internet is ADSL through NetGear router.

Can someone tell me the requirement and instruction about how to set up a file server. Or at least direct me to some place where decent instruction is available.

Been looking around google and couldn't find just what I need, perhaps I didn't use the right keywords.

Thanks.
 
Old 07-11-2004, 06:37 AM   #2
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I don't know if this is what you are looking for but it's a tutorial about how to get an FTP server running with proFTPd so I think that's what you want.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ticle&artid=17
 
Old 07-11-2004, 08:01 AM   #3
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If you plan to use this file transfer / remote access facility exclusively for yourself or a select few, you can use scp/sftp. You would not need to install any additional ftp software or open up ports.

If your home system is connected directly to your ADSL modem, you just need to

1. open up port 22 to incoming connections
2. run the sshd daemon.
 
Old 07-11-2004, 06:49 PM   #4
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sorry, I know very little about networking. Can you please tell me how to set up the sshd specifically for my purpose, cause I've seen tutorials in the internet and it seems that they are very complex, more than what I needed i think.

And, do I need to sign up with any Dynamic DNS provider?

Last edited by l32; 07-11-2004 at 06:50 PM.
 
Old 07-11-2004, 09:56 PM   #5
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And, do I need to sign up with any Dynamic DNS provider?
You wouldn't need to signup with a DynDNS provider. Just knowing the IP assigned to you would help ... of course, unless the IP changes very often.

Mandrake 10 (I presume is the linux flavour /distro on your homePC ) installs sshd by default.

You can check the settings in /etc/ssh/sshd_config.

Make sure the following entries exist and are uncommented.
Code:
Port 22  // you can set this to a different port

Protocol 2

PermitRootLogin no

AllowUsers <your ID> <your friend's ID>
You will also need to modify your firewall rules to allow sshd traffic in (on the default port 22 or the port number you have defined in the Port parameter).
 
Old 07-12-2004, 12:03 AM   #6
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You don't NEED the dyndns, if you happen to be particularly good at memorizing 32-bit numbers...but a dyndns address makes it much easier to access. It's a bit more work to set up a client, but definitely worth the trouble. The defaults for SSH should be good enough to be able to access it out of the box; you just need to get it running.
 
Old 07-12-2004, 12:50 AM   #7
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then, do I need to specify which directory or files allowed for remote access? or is it sharing the whole files in the computer by default?
 
  


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