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grimlock1 Absent Member.
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Access to servers by outside clients..

Anyone here ever get a request to have a client directly access your
servers to exchange files? We're working on a project with someone that
has a lot of back and forth data exchange, and we own neither SharePoint
nor T+C and I've been asked why I just can't let them get right to our
servers from the outside.

I can see a host of bad precedents here...
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Re: Access to servers by outside clients..

On 06/11/2009 17:41, Patrick Farrell wrote:

> Anyone here ever get a request to have a client directly access your
> servers to exchange files? We're working on a project with someone that
> has a lot of back and forth data exchange, and we own neither SharePoint
> nor T+C and I've been asked why I just can't let them get right to our
> servers from the outside.


You might want to take a look at Condrey Corporation's DocXchanger
product ... handles this situation nicely!

HTH,
Simon
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TomAnk Absent Member.
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Re: Access to servers by outside clients..

We've had such requests, but such things usually end with one of us tech folks simply repeating the word "no."

If that doesn't work, asking them how'd they would feel about ending up in the news (because we'd give the reporters THEIR name) after a data leak or security breach kills such foolishness.
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Re: Access to servers by outside clients..

> I can see a host of bad precedents here...

Don't do it. Use something like this.

http://www.dropsend.com/index.php
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grimlock1 Absent Member.
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Re: Access to servers by outside clients..

TomAnk wrote:
> We've had such requests, but such things usually end with one of us tech
> folks simply repeating the word "no."


Ya as if that's an option 🙂



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grimlock1 Absent Member.
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Re: Access to servers by outside clients..

GofBorg wrote:
>> I can see a host of bad precedents here...

>
> Don't do it. Use something like this.
>
> http://www.dropsend.com/index.php


Don't think that will work, we're talking about folders full of files
that both sides need up to date access for.
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Re: Access to servers by outside clients..



How about iFolder ...yes means provisioning a User account, but no network
access, or rigts to file systems or apps... so it can be shared..but that
way it is bi-directional and shared so always up to date... ..but only to be
used for that

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Paul

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grimlock1 Absent Member.
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Re: Access to servers by outside clients..

Paul Lamontagne wrote:
>
> How about iFolder ...yes means provisioning a User account, but no network
> access, or rigts to file systems or apps... so it can be shared..but that
> way it is bi-directional and shared so always up to date... ..but only to be
> used for that
>


Don't have ifolder setup at the moment. Thinking perhaps ftp.... Not
sure yet.

Wouldn't the user still need rights to the folder in question for
iFolder to work? 😛


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jmarton2 Absent Member.
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Re: Access to servers by outside clients..

On Fri, 06 Nov 2009 20:10:56 +0000, Patrick Farrell wrote:

> Wouldn't the user still need rights to the folder in question for
> iFolder to work? 😛


I think that's all done directly via iFolder... not using FS rights. Not
sure, though. Great question for the support forums. 🙂



--
Joe
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grimlock1 Absent Member.
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Re: Access to servers by outside clients..

Joseph Marton wrote:
> On Fri, 06 Nov 2009 20:10:56 +0000, Patrick Farrell wrote:
>
>> Wouldn't the user still need rights to the folder in question for
>> iFolder to work? 😛

>
> I think that's all done directly via iFolder... not using FS rights. Not
> sure, though. Great question for the support forums. 🙂


Ya if I go the iFolder route.. Not sure I want to go through the hassle
of setting that up for one thing.

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Re: Access to servers by outside clients..

grimlock;1884676 wrote:
Anyone here ever get a request to have a client directly access your
servers to exchange files? We're working on a project with someone that
has a lot of back and forth data exchange, and we own neither SharePoint
nor T+C and I've been asked why I just can't let them get right to our
servers from the outside.

I can see a host of bad precedents here...


To exchange files? I suppose we've gotten a few requests, but we deny them.

We have an FTP server for that (kinda like what Novell does for when you need to send them large stuff). That we then fetch the stuff off of.

We do occasionally provide Citrix access for tech support to look at our stuff, and technically you could transfer files as well.
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grimlock1 Absent Member.
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Re: Access to servers by outside clients..

kjhurni wrote:

> We do occasionally provide Citrix access for tech support to look at
> our stuff, and technically you could transfer files as well.
>
>


Collaboratively work on files... Again better for Sharepoint or T+C but
we have neither..
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jmarton2 Absent Member.
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Re: Access to servers by outside clients..

Patrick Farrell wrote:

> Collaboratively work on files... Again better for Sharepoint or T+C but
> we have neither..


Can't you get the free 20-user license of Teaming?

--
Joe
With great power comes great responsibility.

Joe Marton Emeritus Knowledge Partner
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grimlock1 Absent Member.
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Re: Access to servers by outside clients..

Joseph Marton wrote:
> Patrick Farrell wrote:
>
>> Collaboratively work on files... Again better for Sharepoint or T+C
>> but we have neither..

>
> Can't you get the free 20-user license of Teaming?
>


I have. In fact I installed it on vmware to play with it. The issue I
have with that is backups. I don't believe I have anything that will
properly protect data in there. Don't suppose you have a link as to the
recommended backup strategy for T+C data is?
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Re: Access to servers by outside clients..


>
> Wouldn't the user still need rights to the folder in question for
> iFolder to work? 😛


Nope..iFolder server does the storing of the files in a database.....

--

Paul

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