dallen at codermotor.com
Mon Dec 20 17:44:46 PST 2004
Johnathen Lieber wrote:
> I want to remote office to be able to read/write to the SNAP File server. I
> am guessing this is what VPN's are for. I am looking for an appliance vs.
> setting up the FC2 box to do it, and would really like to replace the FC2
> box with an all-in-one appliance is its possible.....
I can't speak to your specific hardware setup, but this has been a snap
to do on my home LAN. I am connected to two other remote networks via
VPN's. We all use Netgear FVS318 Router/Firewalls. Each of the two
remote networks can access my file server as needed (assuming they are
authenticated of course) through SSH & Friends or Samba. We haven't
tried mounting via NFS yet.
We have also used the Linksys RV082 which supports many more connections
than the FVS318, but that has problems mail-bombing the user with
firewall logs(1) and requiring Windows for part of the Web interface to
(1) i. Sends a log email as directed.
ii. Thinks it couldn't send log even though it did.
iii. Sends an email saying it couldn't send the email.
iv. Thinks it couldn't send error email even though it did.
v. Sends an email saying it couldn't send the email.
vi. Thinks it couldn't send error error email even though it did...
i+n. repeat to the tune of about 5000-8000 emails a day depending
on alert/error level settings of firewall(2).
(2) When informed of this bug, Linksys's crack tech support team
in India looks in the help desk script and says "No it doesn't".
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