Time Capsule as a server with outside access

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  1. pjlander macrumors member

    pjlander

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    I searched the threads and couldn't get a straight answer, so I am posting now. Direct me to a thread if this has been answered clearly.

    I have a TC set up at home and it works fine, just looking to get more out of it now, if possible. I run a small business and I want a contract employee to be able to access it for file use in a windows program. He lives in another state.

    1. How can I direct him to my TC via internet? He only works in windows. Basically, I want him to have read/write access to my TC.

    2. Obviously if number 1 can work, then how can I, using my MBP, connect to my TC when I am away from it (not home).

    Do i do this with IP addresses and workgroups? If so, I dont know how to set that up.

    Thanks.
    Jason
     
  2. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    if you have an extra machine at home, why not setup an FTP server and have your guys hit it.
     
  3. pjlander thread starter macrumors member

    pjlander

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    I was thinking about buying the mac mini w/ snow leopard to use it as a server for the reason stated above. My extra machine is an older iMac and my son uses it for games and internet. I read somewhere about using TC as a server, but it didn't explain how. Any ideas?
     
  4. tempusfugit macrumors 65816

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    you could really even do that with windows. there are ftp server programs but hey, I can't really recommend doing anything networking wise with windows, but if you have a computer that can mount the drive, with the proper permissions you should be able to give anyone FTP access. It would be no different (in linux/unix) than mounting a second internal hard drive and accessing it with ftp. I accomplish this very task with a usb hard drive and ubuntu, which I suspect is a pretty similar set of circumstances.
     
  5. pjlander thread starter macrumors member

    pjlander

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    all that is over my head. i really just need to know how my contract employee can access my TC from his house. if possible.
     
  6. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    I believe the AEBS and TC can be hit remotely using iDisk (MobileMe). I'm not familiar with it though since I dont have that service.
     

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