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Somebody is confusing two things:
1: The storage of information with the actual information, which is independent of both the storage media and it's transmission medium. My Date of birth is "information" (of a kind) but it is the same data regardless of the medium it is recorded on (but will have a different mass depending on that medium)
2: That 1's have mass and 0's don't, or that 1's are information, and 0's aren't. All options in a system are required in order to have information: try compressing data by removing all the 0's because "they have no meaning" and you'll see what I mean.
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Cool. I can't fault you for asking (I end up telling people how to use the stuff we make, so I'm something of an expert on asking stupid questions -- which are a Good Thing).
Yes, you should use VPNs. If you hear otherwise, people are giving you bad, and very dangerous, advice.
Randor has suggested a solution I would seriously consider to use in what seems to be your problem space, so I would follow his suggestion, and also search on similar solutions (using keywords given by Randor and the site he suggests), to make a decision after looking into it with an eye on what fits your situation best.
If you're not sure, though, don't make a decision on what might seem right. It's rare to find two places with identical problems that fit the same pre-made solution, so look at everything available, before making a decision.
Good luck, and kudos for asking for advice before jumping in.
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This will open a port on your local machine and tunnel it to your postgresql box. It's especially usefull when developing because you can always connect to localhost:5432 on your local machine instead of having to deal with connection strings and everything else. You don't even need to supply the login credentials to your server.
It's way simpler then setting up a VPN and you still get all the security benefits (encryption, etc).
There is also another (way cooler IMO) benefit. Bind the postgresql server to localhost:5432 and no one can connect to it, even from inside your lan but this might not e usefull to your case.
IMO this makes it even more secure then just using a VPN.
Hi there, sounds interesting how would that work connecting from a remote windows box to a remote ( my home server ) Linux server ?
Essentially what I'm trying to achieve is, I'm in the process of writing a Winforms app that connects to a Postgresql database at my home, but I would like to be able to use/develop the app on my Windows Laptop/Tablet when I'm not at home - thanks again for your time
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