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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-03-2009, 10:45 AM Thread Starter
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Access to a NAS...

...outside of a home network. Does anyone know a fairly easy and semi secure way to get and give access to a NAS drive? I have a D-link DNS-321 with a 1TB drive hooked up to a D-Link WBR-1310 router and I'd like to be able to share some photos with some family who live out of state.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-03-2009, 05:42 PM
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-04-2009, 05:35 AM
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So with the DNS-321 I would simple turn on the FTP feature and let them FTP to it. It'll be the simplest solution...

1. Built in feature of the DNS-321
2. Simple PAT entry in your router
3. It'll be fairly damned fast
4. Can still use a web browser for it
5. Still will require authentication

There are a million and 1 other ways to do it as well, but that's how *I* would do it. I own a DNS-321 too.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-04-2009, 09:11 AM Thread Starter
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I think I may return the 321 and get this:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...pf_rd_i=507846

capable of holding 4 drives and it runs Windows Home Server.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-04-2009, 02:25 PM
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No NFS would be a major drawback to me. For the money that is not a bad NAS though. The DNS-321 is way better then the 500-1000 dollar NAS boxes I've bought in the past.

Anyway, IMHO FTP is still the easiest/fastest method to share files over the Internet.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-06-2009, 03:20 PM
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