Lion Server

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by William7, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. William7 macrumors member

    Jan 16, 2012
    So i am wondering if i could upgrade to lion server on a desktop mac and then use it as a base to set up a vpn in order to access and use videos and music along with documents from word and excel on a mbp and iphone.
  2. robgendreau macrumors 68040

    Jul 13, 2008
    You could...but there are easier ways to do the same thing. Every Mac does file sharing, so you could just use that.

    I use SSH instead of VPN. An easy way to set it up is to use Share Tool or Slink; both work the same way (BTW Slink's comparison on its web page to Share Tool is inaccurate in part).

    Share Tool, the one I use, allows encrypted file sharing, iTunes shares, EyeTV sharing, BusyCal sharing, screen sharing, etc. Easy to set up and very reliable, and no need to subscribe to a service. It essentially makes your remote machines act as if they are connected to your local network, so you can easily access any bonjour-shared service.

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