Samba is quite OK when everything is in LAN, but when file share needs to be mounted over WAN - what to use? Does anyone have good suggestions/articles about Samba (4) security over public Internet?
"Problem" is that me and my coworkers need to access files remotely. Owncloud/nextcloud would be a good alternative (and innovative), but it would be a shame if everyone got massive amount of data to their computers. Also, when it is constantly syncing over (for example 4G) internet via mobile phones and hotspots.
OK, there is a possibility to use WebDAV with *cloud, but first article in Google was "why not to use webdav", so it did not encourage me much.
I've been considering SSHFS - a good alternative for traditional approach, but thing is that we need to cover mostly spread OSes, that means Windows too. OK, there is some wrapper to Windows found in GitHub, but I am not sure how good they would be.
OK, when considering SSHFS, I could do that Windows users use WinSCP or FileZilla or other scp-capable software. But this breaks their habit by browsing directly from Windows Explorer and opening/editing file from there.
"Only VPN approach" is not a possible solution, because we need this solution in everyday basis and VPN adds an extra layer of complication.
VPN is a must have solution when one is in Coffe Shop or other place.