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Network Q - creating a home PC - FTP

tommysmalls

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i've done a thorough google search, but i can't seem to locate any info on how to turn my home PC into an FTP so that people can download stuff directly.

:confused:
 

The Watcher

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Tommy...

Simple:

Have Computer
Have Constant Internet Connection
Have Static IP Address (That does not change)

Get FTP Server Software (I use Serv-U)

*Configure* (It's pretty easy usually

Give out Address to Server

TADA... you've got yourself an FTP Server.

-Nick
 
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stir-fry

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yah, it really is such an easy process..

i have heard that bulletproof is the new ish for ftp sites, but i'm still using an old version of serv-u. From what i have seen, the new serv-u is really confusing, so if you can't find an older version, i'd take the advice of others and use the bulletproof.

if you don't like giving people an IP address that they won't remember, it's really easy to use www.dhs.org 's services.. they will give you a virtual domain totally for free.. I use stir-fry.dhs.org for example..
only shitty deal is, when your ip changes, you have to update it in their database and it usually takes about 12 hours.. no biggy really.
 

stir-fry

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one thing.. make sure you don't allow ANONYMOUS access to your site. it's a bad thing.

oh, and if you are on rogers, change the port number to be above 1024 (the default is 21) or they will find it and give you heck
 

tommysmalls

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thx patrick, nick, steve, uu7!!

now the trick is, i gotta help my computer illiterate boss set this up on her comp in BC :)
 

stir-fry

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Originally posted by tommysmalls
thx patrick, nick, steve, uu7!!

now the trick is, i gotta help my computer illiterate boss set this up on her comp in BC :)
if i were you, i'd run through it a few times on your own to make sure you can lead someone else through it..

fuck i hate end-users.
GOOD LUCK :)
 
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tommysmalls

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Originally posted by stir-fry


if i were you, i'd run through it a few times on your own to make sure you can lead someone else through it..

fuck i hate end-users.
GOOD LUCK :)
thats the plan - i have people buggin me for mp3's all the time too, so i'd like to learn anyways :)
 

swenard

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I use serv-u 4.0 and it was really easy to set up. It looks intimidating, but is very easy.

if you don't like giving people an IP address that they won't remember, it's really easy to use www.dhs.org 's services.. they will give you a virtual domain totally for free.. I use stir-fry.dhs.org for example..
only shitty deal is, when your ip changes, you have to update it in their database and it usually takes about 12 hours.. no biggy really.

Mine updates it automatically. At least it says it does.(swenard.phathookups.com) That is the only reason I downloaded it.

I use the ftp server alot for getting music to my work computer from home (even though I get shit from our I.T. whenever I do)

shawn
 

stir-fry

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Originally posted by tommysmalls
rogers/shaw/etc has a dynamic ip, right?
yes, rogers is dynamic.
it doesn't change often, so you don't *really* need a service like i mentioned before.
i just like to be able to tell people a domain name that they'll remember instead of 24.xx.x.x.xxxxx
 

KiFe

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Originally posted by stir-fry


yes, rogers is dynamic.
it doesn't change often, so you don't *really* need a service like i mentioned before.
i just like to be able to tell people a domain name that they'll remember instead of 24.xx.x.x.xxxxx
is there any way to cause it to change from my end? (my ip address i mean)

like.. back in the day of shaw, you could release all and refresh all and sometimes you'd get a new ip...

 
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stir-fry

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Originally posted by KiFe


is there any way to cause it to change from my end?

like.. back in the day of shaw, you could release all and refresh all and sometimes you'd get a new ip...


chances are pretty slim that it'll refresh like that.

in win2k you can run ipconfig /renew and it'll release and then refresh your ip.. but you'll most likely get the same one back.

you can switch network cards and you'll get a new ip, or you can leave it unplugged for a week or so and you'll most likely get a new one.
 

air-bag

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The problem with releasing and renewing is that you do indeed release your lease on the ip you had, but if you renew it right away you will probably get the same one. Chances that someone logged in and got your ip arent very big since, unlike sympatico, rogers people do not disconnect their modems very often.
 
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