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first off, I dont know a whole lot about VPN but I think its what I want. I have a FTP server that I want secure access to over the internet. What are my options? can I do this strictly through free software (linux) or do i need to buy hardware? thanks
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$200/year... for that price, ill just buy a cisco firewall with vpn
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hamachi free
it says its free for 14 days. am i reading it wrong?
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I have a FTP server that I want secure access to over the internet.
You could always just use SFTP..
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hks85 View Post
it says its free for 14 days. am i reading it wrong?
probably not, but 14 days is regarding using the free version in a commercial environment.

Personal use is unlimited.

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The free version may be used for a limited 14-day evaluation period in a commercial environment. However, it is not licensed for use within for-profit businesses, government institutions (federal, state, local), educational institutions (including universities and state or local school systems), and any individuals using Hamachi² on behalf of such entities or institutions.
Hamachi is the least involved/simplest way to "VPN"
 
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post #8 of 10
Secure FTP?
Go get something like CrushFTP and connect via SSL over it. No need to setup VPN to be quite honest.

I run a Filezilla based server at home and I connect to it via SSL, (same with VNC and my VPN) but there is honestly no need to use a VPN for secure ftp transfers.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hks85 View Post
$200/year... for that price, ill just buy a cisco firewall with vpn
A Cisco ASA would be nice if you were wanting to invest in it yes and just setup VPN like that.
post #10 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kaiga View Post
Secure FTP?
Go get something like CrushFTP and connect via SSL over it. No need to setup VPN to be quite honest..
That's what I'm thinking.
If the box is already Linux and has OpenSSH, you can simply point WinSCP at it and transfer your files that way (FTP over SSH = SFTP).
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$200/year... for that price, ill just buy a cisco firewall with vpn
Gotta love ASA's..
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