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Old 09-28-2008, 08:38 PM   #1
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Default Best Method to Transfer Files Though I-net

I need to send some large files to someone. What's the best method via the net? I have a fixed IP set up now and XP.

Remote desktop is setup but too slow. Email won't support the size I need to send.

FTP? Can I make my own personal computer an FTP host? And have him directly connect via IP? If so, what program?

I remember back in the days, I could connect through "\\<insert ipaddress>" and see all their shared files. Doesn't seem to work w/ XP though.

Any better ways?
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SFTP. Secure File Transport Protocol. It uses SSH for authentication and encryption. Look up Filezilla in google for a good opensource client/server.
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FTP? Can I make my own personal computer an FTP host? And have him directly connect via IP? If so, what program?
Yes.

The FTP server program I keep on-hand for occasional use on machines other than my dedicated server box is 3CDaemon. I primarily keep it around because it's also a nice lightweight syslog and TFTP server, both of which I use frequently.

It is, shall we say, featureless. There's very little in the way of setup- just install it, create a username and account, and tell it where to find ~.

FWIW, you don't really need static IP for this sort of thing. Check out http://www.dyndns.com/services/dns/dyndns/
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Could use HFS, real easy to setup and use. http://www.rejetto.com/hfs/
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I like filezilla.
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There is a parable which holds that, many years ago, the applications engineers at (insert name of mainframe computer manufacturer) were approached by (insert name of large corporate customer) with a simple request. (Customer) wished to equip its Los Angeles offices with a computer system, and needed to maintain database synchronization between this system and the computers in their New York headquarters.

To accomplish this task required that roughly (large number, in 70's terms) megabytes of data would need to be passed bi-directionally between the two computers each day, the transfer taking place overnight between the close of business in LA and the opening of business in New York.

The applications engineers withdrew to consider this request. They consulted with Bell engineers to determine the feasibility of dedicated "leased line" interconnection, they called up friends at the newly formed DARPA to learn about this new-fangled "packet-switching" technology that was starting to make headlines in the Annals of the IEEE, they considered the concept of aggregated POTS connections, and they explored recent trands in realtime data compression.

Finally, after a period of some contemplation, the engineers presented their proposal to (customer). Surprised by the thin-ness of the document placed before him, (customer)'s Chief Scientist opened the proposal, ad beheld the single word inside: FedEx.
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I would either setup and FTP or use Xdrive.

Just look here:
http://cws.internet.com/article/3389-.htm
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Oh, FWIW- //IPADDRESS still works with XP SP2. I just VNCed into on of my machines at home and used that to log into the torrent box across the room. (normally I use //name to do that). Obviously, the address has to be reachable. If you're coming in from the outside, I'm guessing there's a firewall and maybe even NAT in the way? (eg: have you set up the appropriate exceptions and port-forwards?)

Of course, FTP is going to be a lot faster and reliabler.
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I can get into my shared folders from another computer, as long as I'm on the same router. However, when someone else tries, they can't connect.

All my firewalls are down. Port forward 5700-5900. Fixed IP. No avail. Any ideas?
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by the time you figure it out, post 6 will have been best.
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If you're just connecting through LAN make sure everyone is in the same workgroup/domain and you shouldn't have a problem viewing shared files.
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VPN Through Cisco managed firewall? lol
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