How to connect to a NAS across the internet

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How to connect to a NAS across the internet

Post by dtsig » Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:23 pm

I am just starting my search on this subject but thought I would ask here where the best and the brightest are :wink:

I have a NAS box connected to my network in the office. When I am on the road, like I am now, I would like to be able to connect to that box. Hopefully so that I can get MM to access the library I have there.

Any thoughts on how to do this? I have never done this as I haven't had a NAS box before. I can get stuff from my server by RDP to it but that is not the same.

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Re: How to connect to a NAS across the internet

Post by dtsig » Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:04 pm

Really ... with all the braniacs here ... Also, what are thoughts on *best* (fast, size, price etc) NAS you have used?
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Re: How to connect to a NAS across the internet

Post by Lowlander » Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:09 pm

I believe there may be some topics on this. Generally you have 3 options: FTP, HTTP or DLNA. Many NAS have either build in options or allow Addons to be installed that can do this.
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Re: How to connect to a NAS across the internet

Post by nohitter151 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:00 pm

dtsig wrote:Also, what are thoughts on *best* (fast, size, price etc) NAS you have used?
I don't think you can beat a homebrew NAS. Take an old computer case and motherboard and stuff it with as many harddrives as you can. Or, buy a case and motherboard and a bunch of harddrives and build it yourself. Install FreeNAS with a bootable USB drive and set it up how you please. It will undoubtedly be cheaper than any other pre-built solutions, work just as well, and be relatively future-proof.
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Re: How to connect to a NAS across the internet

Post by dtsig » Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:08 pm

Interesting thought. Been along time since I put a box together (at current prices why?) but the concept is valid. Never heard of FreeNAS before but will check it out.

That is why i keep asking questions ... thanks again
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Re: How to connect to a NAS across the internet

Post by pushpull » Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:29 pm

You can use something OpenVPN. Most commercial NAS units come with something to allow you to do this. On the lines of NAS and FreeNAS, here is information on turning a Raspberry Pi into a low power NAS for the DIY.

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