Filesharing with Microsoft's networking over the internet is far too dangerous. So dangerous that I'll write this comment and decline helping anyone make it work.
Hope you understand,
I have a small network (2 PCs) set up at home, and a PC at my store. I'd like to be able to do some file sharing between the two locations (networking via internet). Specifically, I'd like to be able to use a tracking program to keep tabs on the progress of some distributed computing applications on the remote PC in addition to more conventional file sharing.
I'm currently using RealVNC to remotely control the work PC and check progress - it works, it's just not as convenient as it could be.
I have tried MS Live Messenger, and it does allow file sharing that you can access through 'My Network Places,' but it doesn't allow sharing of an .exe, which is what I need for the monitoring program.
I have tinkered with 'add network places,' but I can't get that working properly, either. While tinkering, I have had received a request (on the work PC) for User and Password, but I don't know if it was actually coming from the home network or not - it seems that my user name from the work PC was auto-populating for the network User/Password verification, but I'd never set that up on the network, nor can I figure out how to...
I know how to find my MAC address, IP, etc, etc, I just don't know what to do with them... any ideas?
Thanks in advance!