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Discuss: Windows Home Server – Remote Access
tantryl 
15/7/08 3:23:16 PM
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tantryl thinks:

I've been playing around with WHS lately and I've got to say I've been very pleasantly surprised with just how suitable it is for a multi-computer home server.

The backup function is very good and practically installs itself, the remote access features are simple but effective... I've found it much easier than setting up even decent NAS/Gateway.

The cost and the physical server itself are the only real downsides, but there's plenty of families (and hell, small sub-8-man-or-so offices that outsource their hosting functions) out there these days that would be willing to pay for it purely for it's simplicity.

I like it, best product MS have produced in some time.

About the Atomic article Windows Home Server Remote Access

http://www.atomicmpc.com.au/article.asp?CIID=116810

Stephen Reeves helps us set up remote access to important files. Access your favourite pics, movies and more anywhere!

What do you think?

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smadge1 
15/7/08 4:26:18 PM
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It'd be nice if the tier one OEMs could sell WHS boxes here, there's definitely a market for them.

For now, I'm happy building and tinkering with my own systems. Though the support burden limits the ability for me to on-sell them.

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silpheed 
11/8/08 9:32:51 PM
Charge

This addin can really help a lot - remote access to files through windows explorer rather than the web interface.

Much more useful.

http://ihatelinux.blogspot.com/2007/11/new-home-server-add-in-web-folders-4.html

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gazdude67 
25/8/08 10:47:29 AM
Initiate
Well it's took me 3 Days and a complete Modem / Router install to get WHS up and running for outside access. In the end I rang DODO support and the guy on the other end of the line helped me out!!!!!.

The old Router I had did not support PlugnPlay. The Thompson Modem didn't want to play the game at all. So the Modem Router package I have now is going great:- Netgear DG834 V4 "all in one". Will try it out when I eventually get into work today from a workstation, but have login at work via LOGmeIn and it all seems to be working!!.

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smadge1 
25/8/08 2:21:47 PM
Immortal

UPnP is not a requirement for remote access, it just makes it easier.

You should be able to forward ports manually in the router's setup. and it would work just as fine.

UPnP can be a network vulnerability, so some people wouldn't use it anyway.

I don't know why they can't come up with a more secure version of UPnP, that requires a PIN or passphrase to operate.

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gazdude67 
25/8/08 7:54:18 PM
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smadge1,
So would it be correct that now that I have set up the outside access on my router that I can turn off UPnP in the router settings?. Would this make for a more secure network from the outside?

Cheer's

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smadge1 
25/8/08 9:27:04 PM
Immortal

no, UPnP is a vulnerability from inside the network. A rouge program could open up ports on your router (and possible other stuff too) for nefarious purposes.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UPnP#Lack_of_Authentication


Edited by smadge1: 25/8/2008 09:30:12 PM

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I have a bag of salty nuts.

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