Accessing Shares from anywhere
Windows Home Server sounds great, but I'd rather trust the open source community than M$. I know that Amahi and Ubuntu Home Server Edition are working on it, but the former is too difficult to install and the latter isn't ready.
All I'm really interested in is being able to access my shared folders from anywhere - I travel frequently, and if I could just access my files across the Internet I'd be happy. I can handle redundancy (via RAID 0) and backups on my own.
But the ability to find my home file server from anywhere is awesome, and I have to say, hats off to M$ if it actually works without complicated setup. Is there any simple way to do this with current open source functionality? Can I do it on any regular home network, or does it require that I get a static IP?
Thanks in advance for your help - I'm pretty new to Linux, so this is new territory to me.