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FTP or SFTP or just VPN access?


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Hello everybody! Late Merry Christmas to all :-D

I have a question regarding which option to choose in order to gain access to files shared through Samba at home.

First, I though of VSFTP, so just simple FTP, which I can log remotely and access the file!

Then, searching more, I have read of SFTP using SSH tunneling - that seems way more secure than FTP already!

Then, looking at which firewall to use, I came across on this forum of the distro M0n0wall which supports OpenVPN. Two options then, PPTP and IPSEC!http://www.google.fr/

So which one to choose? more actually between SFTP or VPN?

if I choose VPN, coz in a sense that gives more freedom, like printing on my printer at home, rather than just accessing files.... so.. if I choose VPN, do i go with PPTP or IPSEC! I have not find any free client yet for IPSEC for windows, neither for Linux...

thx for helping me out!

much love to you all

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If you need FTP like access you might want to consider using WASTE. It's actually meant to be a P2P compleate encryption system, but it sets up a VPN between each peer, so you can just use it with 2 peers. You will of course have t configure your WASTE client at home to automatically accept file transfers, other wise you won't be able to upload files from a remote location.

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If you need FTP like access you might want to consider using WASTE. It's actually meant to be a P2P compleate encryption system, but it sets up a VPN between each peer, so you can just use it with 2 peers. You will of course have t configure your WASTE client at home to automatically accept file transfers, other wise you won't be able to upload files from a remote location.

SFTP and using MySecureShell http://mysecureshell.sourceforge.net

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