[SATLUG] Sharing windows files across subnets and the internet

Geoff geoff at w5omr.shacknet.nu
Wed Jan 9 12:25:42 CST 2008

Samuel Leon wrote:
> I have a remote computer across the internet set up as a security 
> surveillance server monitoring several cameras.  It runs windows 
> unfortunately (yea I know, I am working on it) and I need a way to get 
> into it to download the video files that it has and I also need to be 
> able to delete those files before they eat all of the drive space.  I 
> was thinking about doing windows sharing over a VPN but that looks to 
> be pretty complicated and requiring a WINS server.  Is there any kind 
> of (secure) ftp server software that I could install on the remote 
> computer to access it or something?

If it's running XP Pro, you could setup and use RDP on the remote 
system, and access it with rdesktop on your linux desktop.

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