I would like to share files to a number of machines spread in LAN and WAN.
These are the requirements:
(priority: intermediate) Should just work in Windows/MacOS without additional (or very little) configuration.
(priority: high) Windows/MacOS users should be able to work on files directly (not a download-edit&save-upload) cycle.
(priority: intermediate) Should not require additional infrastructure like VPN.
Currently I've evaluated:
- Ftp sharing. It does not satisfy requirement #2.
- Samba sharing. Perfect from Windows/MacOS point of view, however WAN unfriendly. (I do not want to configure VPN).
I haven't evaluated NFS.
- Are my requirements utopian?
- What else should I evaluate?
- What is the overkill of configuring NFS in Windows (XP and 7) and MacOS? And most important: Will the users be able to edit files as comfortable as if they were shared through Samba?