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July 28, 2011 6:16:53 PM

I guess this is a broad question but there may be some benefits from figuring out a solution.

I have a server set up running FREENAS, which has FTP enabled and working. However, there is no way to remotely browse photos other than to log on with Remote Desktop. Is there a good way to set up a simple method to do this?

1. Dedicated web site? We already have a website, but it just uses some photos, I'd like access to full size and personal also.
2. Online storage? Flickr?
3. VPN?
4. Run some sort of web server?
5. Different software for server? Windows Server?

This needs to be on a budget, and free is even better since I've already invested in the hardware.


Oh and it's worth noting it would also be nice to be able to access this from my droid.

Thanks.
December 11, 2011 2:08:45 AM

njxc500 said:
I guess this is a broad question but there may be some benefits from figuring out a solution.

I have a server set up running FREENAS, which has FTP enabled and working. However, there is no way to remotely browse photos other than to log on with Remote Desktop. Is there a good way to set up a simple method to do this?

1. Dedicated web site? We already have a website, but it just uses some photos, I'd like access to full size and personal also.
2. Online storage? Flickr?
3. VPN?
4. Run some sort of web server?
5. Different software for server? Windows Server?

This needs to be on a budget, and free is even better since I've already invested in the hardware.


Oh and it's worth noting it would also be nice to be able to access this from my droid.

Thanks.


i use this for my website and this really does everything http://www.rhinosoft.com/
December 11, 2011 12:24:30 PM

You do know that you can map FTP sites as drives under Windows explorer? Just connect to the FTP site and you have thumbnail view available. If you want to see them full size then you can acccess them just as you would material on any other network drive.

You can do the same thing from KDE or GNOME on Linux.
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January 4, 2012 11:35:40 PM

What voodoo said or you could create a VHD on that server and create a ftp photo rule to duplicate all photo's to that VHD, and then connect to that Servver (VHD) using a VHD client on a home computer. Slightly more complicated, but she would work.
January 5, 2012 1:46:51 PM

You should be able to connect to this via your windows machine using CIFS Shares:
http://doc.freenas.org/index.php/CIFS_Shares
or your linux machine using NFS Shares: http://doc.freenas.org/index.php/NFS_Shares
or an apple with AFP shares: http://doc.freenas.org/index.php/AFP_Shares

If you have a home server/Domain you can connect this freenas server directly to Active Directory

But the method i prefer to use on a more permanent basis is iSCSI ( http://doc.freenas.org/index.php/ISCSI ), i use the CIFS shares for computers temporarily connecting.
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