I may have a very simple, or a complicated question.
I would like to access some applications that are stored on a remote computer. Sofar I have been scared off by reading about “setting up a webserver, apply for DNS, RAS servers and whatever else”.
All I really want is to allow to have secure access to application . I can set these up on a machine.
I do not need a webserver, we don't serve webpages to the outside world from our machine, just (secure!) access for a few users (3 or 4 co-workers) to a few applications (such as sugarcrm (apache/php/mysql) or Alfresco (tomcat)) and their databases on that machine. One of them also includes fairly sensitive user data such as a database of cv's / resumes that we store for our business and that I would like to categorise and make searchable using a DMS such as Alfresco.
So to put in in my simple words, what should replace the 127.0.0.1 (or localhost) I use when doing stuff locally on that machine.
I try to access the machine using http://12.345.678.910:8080 (not actual ip-address, just something I read somewhere) but browser says “seem to be a valid site, but still something is wrong”.
It would be nice if this were relatively easy, however, I also get the feeling that if it were, I am sure there's huge security issues involved with this as well!
Anyone can point me in the right direction with the right buzzwords, reading matter?
Thanks a bunch in advance.