Now that we have set up our basic firewall and port forwarded the necessary ports, we will now learn how to make use of that to enable data communication from outside the local area network (LAN). There are many protocols and ways to do this; SFTP is my chosen method and that is what you will be learning today.
Now that you’ve your hardware all picked up and assembled, it is time to put them to work. In this part, I will walk you through the initial installation of the Ubuntu Server OS itself and setting up OpenSSH for remote access. This will allow you to run the NAS “headless” (without a monitor) and place it at the location that you desire. With that said, read on for the walkthrough. Continue reading