Sharing drive through the Net?
A firewall (software or hardware) will give you many more options: for example, host and IP based access control.
Right, but since both sites are connected to the Net through dynamic IPs... do some firewalls provide login/passwd authentication instead?
I have seen software firewalls that are username/password-based. I'm sorry I cannot remember the names, but they do exist. We used them at a place I worked 7 years ago -- they required a name and password and everything you did went over that tunnel. I remember it was a pain because it ran in the notification area and required a user login -- and we had to use it for an Exchange server to talk to another Exchange server. Big pain to have to leave the mail server with a logged in console.
Looks like we're going to take a look at VPNs :-) Thanks.
VPN boxes are the way to go. Now they even come with a firewall and built in ADSL box.
Hmm sharing files across latent connections is ugly, you're much better off having some server software that reacts to data requests.
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