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Can I access CIFS share via internet web browser?

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esamett

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I want to access my freenas files from outside the home. I know I can do this with FTP. Is there a way to do this with CIFS using a web browser to access the server? Lets say I will use a DDNS service.
 
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you would need to find a browser that supports smb, then you need to map the ports at your gateway. it's possible, but not a good idea. smb is pretty insecure (and so is FTP)

you really should learn how to use ssh and tunnel anything you want to do through it so you're secure.
 

Addrelyn

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I'm also asking myself the same question.

I'm planning to install dd-WRT on my router to make it a vpn server.

Then access it from the internet and opefully see my freenas box.

BUT I don't know at all if it will work, I'm a noob after all...:rolleyes:
 
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I'm also asking myself the same question.

I'm planning to install dd-WRT on my router to make it a vpn server.

Then access it from the internet and opefully see my freenas box.

BUT I don't know at all if it will work, I'm a noob after all...:rolleyes:

it should work just fine with one caveat. if the private network you connect to your vpn share the same address space, you'll get very unreliable results. ie, if you're network is 192.168.1.0/24 and the network you connect from is also 192.168.1.0/24 you'll have issues. just change your network to something else. 192.168.2.0/24 or something.
 
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