[thelist] server to server connection

Eduardo Kienetz eduardok at gmail.com
Wed Feb 25 18:49:33 CST 2009

On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 8:23 PM, Paul Bennett <Paul.Bennett at mch.govt.nz> wrote:
> 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
> work.
> 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.

A VPN connection with proper firewall settings on both ends. The Linux
machine could mount remote shared folders.
I've been using (100+ VPNs) for the last few years OpenVPN (http://openvpn.net).

Eduardo Bacchi Kienetz

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