connecting to a fileserver

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sagat, Jan 30, 2006.

  1. sagat macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2005
    Hey guys I'm playing around with a test fileserver, no problems connecting macs to it while on the same local network but I've now moved it off the network and the server is now sitting on a seperate external ip address. How do I go about mapping the shared drive to my macs now? I tried clicking: >GO>Connect to server... and entering the ip address, without any luck. Is there somewhere else I shold be looking?


    oh btw the file server is windows2003 and I'm using OSX 10.4.4.
  2. varmit macrumors 68000


    Aug 5, 2003
    Mapping a network drive over the Internet like this is not a good idea, and not very practical. If you were VPNing into the network then it might make sense, but you don't have a direct connection to the server. I would suggest doing a FTP server on the Windows 2003 server, because just regular file sharing wasn't ment for going across the Internet.

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