…and it seems to suggest a possible way forward. Some of the guys I work with are able to log in from home (via XP) and do some sort of remote desktoping (is that a word?), however, aparently it’s very slow, so I would rather just be able to access the hard drives from within Suse.
Anyone able to point me in the right direction?
(Suse 10.1/KDE 3.5.1 on my laptop, and Suse 11.1/KDE 4.1 on my desktop btw)
On Wed, 2009-01-21 at 14:16 +0000, SparkieSteve wrote:
> Hi all!
> As above, I was wondering if anyone could point me in the right
> direction regarding logging into the network at work, from my desktop at
> All I really need is to be able to access the same hard drives on the
> network that I normally can, but from the comfort of my own home.
> Is this possible?
What are “hard drives”? Please be specific. Typically this means
you want access to Windows Network Shares. Or are you just trying
to get to the data available on a remote system (e.g. a Linux box)?
VPN is overkill. Use VPN when you NEED your client IP to become
a part of the remote network.
Ah yes, when I say hard drives, what I mean is that from my desktop PC in the office at work, I have access to a number of network rescources.
We have a shared area on the network that our department has access to, as do all the other departments (but I we can’t access other departments areas), as well as a shared area for the whole organisation, and a space set aside for personal storage.
‘My computer’ in windows lists all these areas as network drives, and I just would like to access them from Suse, at home, in the same way, ie, like I am browsing them on my own LAN.
Is this possible, or am I speaking confusing giberish?!
I’m able to connect to work via Cisco Vpn(that’s the company policy to use ) and this way I connect using vpnc application/protocol. The company firewall/server after lets me connect will attach my home computer to the company’s network. Now in order to be able to see my personal computer at work I connect to it via terminal services(XP). I can help you with this in case they are using a Cisco Vpn, if they are using a regular vpn then hopefully I will be able to help you soon as I’m still trying to configure that for my wife. If you don’t know what your company uses and the company policy allows you, you can install a client/server application (NX server) at work on your computer(from NoMachine NX - Desktop Virtualization and Remote Access Management Software) and at home((NX client) and after configuring it you can connect to your work computer remotely. I can help you with this solution as I was able to connect from work(XP) to my home(Opensuse and XP). Let me know if I can be of any help.
I do this with RD VPN from HOB (German company).
Offers a professional secure remote access solution (SSL encrypted) for all applications and data in the enterprise network and more.
The advantages are:
• reliable (must be installed only once centrally on the server in the company headquarters)
• and you can access any time from everywhere.
• Support for 2 factor authentication,
• user management
• no need for administrative rights on the clients.