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Connecting between computers over the internet?

Question asked by ideapower on Nov 3, 2008
Latest reply on Nov 5, 2008 by PointInSpace

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Connecting between computers over the internet?

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Hi, I'm considering stepping up from Bento and getting FileMaker for some more advanced features and some multi-user connectivity. But I'm confused about how the sharing works... I understand that over a local network, two computers can connect simultaneously to the same database, and both make changes, which will be syncronized. But what if one of the computers (a laptop) is outside that network temporarily, where the main computer is a permanent desktop machine which is always in the same place, which contains the main database - would the laptop be able to connect to that database given the proper settings (IP address, etc) without needing the "server" product? (Just two seat licenses to FMP)

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