Accessing Server on the Go

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by griffo, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. griffo macrumors newbie

    griffo

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    Dec 13, 2007
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    I have a Mac Mini currently with a 500 GB external, 250GB external, and 60GB internal hard drive for redundant backups of websites (I'm a web designer/programmer). What is the easiest way for me for access all of these files on the go, lets say... at a coffee shop or on someone else's network without using third party software. How would I do it so the Mac Mini shows up in finder under network?

    Sorry if I confused anyone.

    Thanks,
    -Griffo

    Edit: The Mini is still on Tiger.
     
  2. MurphyM macrumors 6502

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    Dec 29, 2007
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    You want to access them to edit them in place? Or you just want to be able to copy them to a computer where you're working and edit them there?

    The Windows sharing protocol (SMB) can be routed over the internet. but I wouldn't suggest it and you'd have potential problems finding the computer at your house if it doesn't have a static IP. You'd have to open ports on your router that I wouldn't want to open. You could configure all the external drives to be shared.

    What is the third part tools aversion? Spending money?

    logmein.com would be one way to go. Or you could use the web sharing option in OS X to share files you need access to. You'd have to configure Apache if you want files on various disks to be shared.

    I know I'm all over the place here, but I think you need to provide more information about what your goal is to get more responses.
     

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