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What I would like to do is to fire up a linux based cloud computer and be able to map a network drive from a local windows computer to this remote linux cloud computer. Is this possible?

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In general, yes, presenting data from a local system to a remote one is doable.

But you'll need to provide much more information on what exactly you're trying to do for us to be able to provide specific assistance - start by looking at setting up a VPN to your cloud provider and SMB drivers for mounting the share in your Linux system.

  • Thank you, instead of going the easy route and just closing the question, you answered it by giving me a few things to look into so that I have a chance to develop an attempted solution. – RandyMorris Nov 21 '14 at 6:15

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