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Blog By Night

The official blog of Fly By Night Graphics, Ltd.          Serving the Twin Cities since Tuesday!


When Mac OS X Leopard first came out, I was really excited about a feature with .Mac called “Back to My Mac.” This would let me access my home computer remotely – both to browse and copy files and to control the screen. Well, it turns out that if you don’t have a modern router, BTMM can’t punch the holes it needs through the internets to make this happen. But…
We recently moved to Leopard Server at work. I quickly got the VPN service up and running. What is a Virtual Private Network, and why is it important? Basically, it lets me create a tube through the internets directly from home (or anywhere really) to our local network at work. This allows me to access our FileMaker Server for estimating and job tracking remotely, or even do “work” on my work computer from home. It came in very handy last night finishing up the Morris Park programs for The King and I.
It also turns out that if I leave the VPN tube connected from home, it works the other way. I am typing this from work (on a break, of course) on my computer at home. Neat! Gotta love the tubes! Now, back to work…

Published by Shawn A. Krueger, on April 16th, 2008 at 10:24 am. Filled under: Geek. | No Comments |