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Wanting to access my pc files from remote locations.

What would be the best solution for accessing my files from anywhere?  Mobile access is not need.  Suggestions?

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FTP isn't very secure, so you probably want something like SCP instead.


A VPN is probably the best method, and the most secure, then use samba over the vpn.

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5 minutes ago, Longbow1 said:

Should use a FTP server?


No, FTP is incredibly insecure. VPN would be the best option.

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