Remote mount

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by ecth, Jul 6, 2016.

  1. ecth macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2015
    #1
    Hi,

    I currently have a mac mini running the OSX server app, and have a bunch of mounted drives connected. These are then accessed by various iMacs in an office, connecting (and mounting the sharepoints) onto the machines locally within one office.

    What is the best approach to do the same, but remotely from a Macbook when one of us isn't in the office, but still needs to connect to the sharepoints?

    We have a static IP, so there's no problem there.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
    Thanks,
    E
     
  2. satcomer macrumors 603

    satcomer

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2008
    Location:
    The Finger Lakes Region
    #2
    You want a secure connection your looking at VPN server and Client VPN connections.
     
  3. ecth thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2015
    #3
    Is it as simple as setting up a VPN and then connecting to it? Do you/anyone know of any good guides for this kind of setup? Thanks!
     
  4. danwestbrook macrumors regular

    danwestbrook

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2007
    Location:
    Surrey, UK
    #4
  5. ecth thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2015
    #5
    Thanks for the link! Do I need a specific host name? Or can I just put the servers public IP address? It doesn't seem to want to work.

    I also realise this is deviating kind of off-topic, but kind of not also.

    Thanks
     
  6. danwestbrook macrumors regular

    danwestbrook

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2007
    Location:
    Surrey, UK
    #6
    I used https://www.duckdns.org/ to setup a hostname is fairly simple to setup, create an account and setup a small script and add a crontab on your Mac. You can find some easier dns sites to setup but they normally are not free. A popular one is http://dyn.com/dns/
     

Share This Page