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mrgreaper 10-10-2009 09:49 AM

how do i connect people to my network via the internet
 
ok i have two friends who i trust 100% (i know people say that but i REALLY mean it, one i have known nearly half my life the other for a little shorter, they are more like brothers then mates)

i need to allow them the use of my network over the internet i want it so its like they are connected at my flat, so they can see my samba shares (with the same access they have here) and so they can play lan games with me on my windows pc, have access to my printer etc
obviously it needs to be secure (preferably ssl)
now i read about vpn but really dont understand it all

is it do able (and by a novice like me?)

schneidz 10-10-2009 10:33 AM

i would suggest sshfs.
it wont allow them to see your flatscreen.
maybe some terminal services client will make it seem they are connected at your monitor ?

mrgreaper 10-10-2009 10:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by schneidz (Post 3714638)
i would suggest sshfs.
it wont allow them to see your flatscreen.
maybe some terminal services client will make it seem they are connected at your monitor ?

i had a quick read but that doesnt seem like what im after. what i need is something the server can host that there windows pcs can connect to (via either an app or web page) that will then make it the same as if they were physically sitting in my flat. To be honest im not sure if its even possible, but linux continues to show me that if theres an idea out there theres normally a way to implement it

dont mind them not able to see my flatscreen though (well i use a projector)

chrism01 10-11-2009 07:21 PM

VPN does sound like the soln you need.
Which distro do you have?
Here's a couple of guides:
http://www.linuxtopia.org/online_boo...l5_ch-vpn.html
http://www.linuxhomenetworking.com/w...ing_Linux_VPNs

mrgreaper 10-11-2009 08:56 PM

the first link seems the best vpn guide i have seen (despite the fact im shattered at mo i can understand it lol) will have to read when i havent done such a long shift, thank you

my distro is ubuntu 9.something

jmc1987 10-11-2009 09:53 PM

I would try a VPN out as said above. Basically from what I understand you have a home network setup like an intranet (basically internal network) In order to connect to one you would normally do it by VPN. So give it a shot and let us know how it goes.

Good luck

schneidz 10-12-2009 07:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mrgreaper (Post 3714644)
i had a quick read but that doesnt seem like what im after. what i need is something the server can host that there windows pcs can connect to (via either an app or web page) that will then make it the same as if they were physically sitting in my flat. To be honest im not sure if its even possible, but linux continues to show me that if theres an idea out there theres normally a way to implement it

dont mind them not able to see my flatscreen though (well i use a projector)

^ duh, flat means house... i had an overthinking moment.

i dont know if samba can mount thru a network. i know that nfs cannot.
i use sshfs to browse my directories when i'm on the road but that is linux to linux.
some sort of vpn seems like it would work but i have never had to implement one before.


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