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How to share my media over WAN

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#1 fEaR iTsElF510

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 12:34 AM

On my server i have a 20GB partition setup ext4 for my Ubuntu Server OS, the other partition is for file storage which i have under NTFS, i have a samba running so all clients can use the file storage, i figured out permissions and everything runs very smoothly over the LAN. My last step is to get that media to be accessed over WAN. In any case ive been told to set up a web server. Im not sure how to go about that though. Should i use tools like SMB Web Client or SMB2WWW so i can access those files through a web browser? What is the best way to access those files over a WAN. Id like to also be able to control permissions as well as have a log in and be able to download and upload files. Thank you in advance for the help.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 09:17 PM

I don't know your exact situation, but to me it sounds like an FTP server would suit your needs. It would allow you to set up specific accounts, what they have access to, where on the drive they start (in which directory), download and upload files from anywhere, control which accounts have permissions to upload/download, and many more things.

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