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Any suggestions as to the best/easiest way to encrypt the connection to the remote server?
Using a secure UAM will help protect your login information.
For securing the data transfers themselves, you'll need to do something like port forward SSH.
Alrighty that's what I was thinking just wasn't sure if there were any special tricks I needed to know dealing with AFP. Thanks!