Kevin, that is a wonderfully formatted answer and depicts what I am trying to accomplish for now.
To everyone else hamachi and vnc to get to the server and remote? Got I think, but vpn.msu.edu first? Correct?
Excellent. Guys you all know I am a Microsoft fella, and this is my first attempt at Macintosh Operations so I really appreciate all the mentoring.
Timoteo "Timo" Vasquez - AIS
Departmental Systems and Services
[log in to unmask] - 353.4420 Ext.249
Michigan State University
2 Administration Building
East Lansing, MI 48824-1046
From: MSU Network Administrators Group [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Kevin M. Carr
Sent: Monday, November 24, 2008 10:41 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: [MSUNAG] APPLE QUESTION WITH NETWORKING
I connect to file shares on my work desktop from my home laptop all the time
with no problems special setup or going through the VPN. It seems that MSU
does no blocking of the AFP (Apple Filing Protocol) at the network boarder.
(I really hope I didn't just prompt someone in ATS to change that.)
On your remote Mac while in the Finder select "Connect to Server..." (Cmd-K)
from the Go menu. When the Connect to Server window appears type
"afp://<IP.number.or.name>/<ShareName>" then click the "Connect" button.
Alternatively you can just enter the server name or address and you will be
presented with a list of available shares. Enter your username and password
for the server when prompted and the remote disk will mount on your local
machine. (As a side note you can connect to other hosts through a variety
of protocols using this method by simply changing the protocol specifier,
e.g. ftp://, nfs://, smb://, etc.)
Interaction with the share is of course slower than from on campus but I
find it more than acceptable for all but the most ginormous files (YMMV).
One caveat to be aware of. If the share you wish to connect to is on an
external USB or Firewire disk you will have to keep the server "logged in".
When no user is logged in locally Mac OS X dismounts any external volumes so
they would not be available for sharing.
There are other possibilities as well such as sftp or, if the file server is
running Mac OS X server, there is an Apple equivalent to Remote Desktop
Connection (I have not used it so can't help you there).
Kevin M. Carr
202-D Biochemistry Bldg.
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
Ph: (517) 353-6794
> From: "Vasquez, Timo" <[log in to unmask]>
> Reply-To: "Vasquez, Timo" <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2008 10:13:45 -0500
> To: Mail list - MSU Network Administrators <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: [MSUNAG] APPLE QUESTION WITH NETWORKING
> Not as bad as it sounds.
> How can I access a MAC PRO server with a 35.10.187.x IP when I am out
> of town?
> Would I connect to the vpn.msu.edu and then use my run command to hit
> the server? I would do that for a windows share, or use RDP, but this
> MAC PRO is a file server and I need to make sure I can see it from
> outside MSU.
> Thanks in advance,
> Timoteo "Timo" Vasquez - AIS
> Departmental Systems and Services
> [log in to unmask] - 353.4420 Ext.249
> Michigan State University
> 2 Administration Building
> East Lansing, MI 48824-1046