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DIY pogoplug? or tonidoplug?

by scales / September 5, 2009 10:51 AM PDT

Hi all I am a skilled computer user, I primarily work with windows however have played quite a bit with ubuntu and archlinux.
My question is this:
I would like to be able to access files from my home when I am on the go. Currently I use getdropbox and it is a great solution however I have recently been intrigued wih pogoplug and tonidaplug. Since both of these devices are just small computers, couldnt I do this with a computer I already have? How could I securily reproduce similar results on my own and securily access my personal files? How risky would it be?

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