Internet based file server.

W. Scott Lockwood III scott at
Sun Aug 28 17:43:09 UTC 2011

Look at a program for Windows called Expandrive. It allows you to map file
system via ssh/scp.



W. Scott Lockwood III


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Subject: Re: Internet based file server.


Am 28.08.2011 14:57, schrieb Wipe_Out: 



There are lots of internet based file storage services popping up.. Some
making the internet server look and feel like a normal file server..


I wan't to attempt setting something like this up for our use..


Typically you setup shared storage on the network and access it through
CIFS/Samba from Windows PC's.. This is fine in the office but when the
laptop is taken home there is no access..

If something was setup that was accesses in the same way locally as remotely
(some form of internet service accessed by FQDN or URL) then it would be the
same as what these services are offering..


So the question.. What protocol would be best?


Options are FTP, Webdav or SCP as far as I can see..


FTP is insecure and I am not familiar with setting up SSL secured FTP..


Webdav seems like a good option because from the looks of it a simple SSL
site configuration is all that would be needed to access the webdav storage


SCP is probably the most secure but not natively supported by windows in
order to simply map a drive..


Have I left anything out?? Is anyone doing anything like this?? Where am I
going to get stuck??



Webdav is the best solution for a internet based fileserver.
You can mount the shares on windows like a local network share. (Everything
with central board)
Only problem with Windows XP central board and ssl connection.
But there are enough tools third party tools to do this.

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