[thelist] server to server connection

Paul Bennett Paul.Bennett at mch.govt.nz
Wed Feb 25 17:23:07 CST 2009

Hi all,

I've been asked to manage the setting up of a connection from one server
to another. The first server is a Linux webserver which needs file
system access to a windows server sitting inside a corporate network.

I won't be setting up the connection, but will be making a
recommendation and then communicating with an external company to do the

Does anyone know of a technology or protocol which is appropriate here?
The only experience I have with VPN is for desktop-based (RDP)
connection into a network. Is SSH better here, or is a VPN connection
the best way to go? (Or is there a 3rd option I'm not aware of)

I need an open protocol that the Linux box is going to be able to run
and that will allow file system access to the windows box.


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