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How to ftp????

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by zhangmaster12, 21 Feb 2007.

  1. zhangmaster12

    zhangmaster12 What's a Dremel?

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    how do i transfer files from one computer to another over lan? i have two computers connected through a router by ethernet cables and i was wondering how to transfer movies from one to another over the lan
     
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  3. Glider

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    Or just use samba/windows filesharing... That way it seems like the remote directory/drive is a local one. Easy as dandy
     
  4. zhangmaster12

    zhangmaster12 What's a Dremel?

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    ok so i think ive got this figured out. guildftp was to confusing so i googled and got a thing called winftp. i registered and now i have the server and client.

    how do i make it so other people can download stuff not in my lan and without this program?
     
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    I havn't used this program.. but I imagine that they won't be able to. They will have to use Windows standard filesharing.
     
  6. zhangmaster12

    zhangmaster12 What's a Dremel?

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    also i noticed that there were two modes, passive and active. wich is faster? with active i could see a kbs and it was no good, 17 kps. but passive i could not see a kps meter and it was about the same speed. is there a way to speed this up? i want like 1mps
     
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    crazydeep74 What's a Dremel?

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    Why are you convinced to use FTP. Use windows normal file sharing. Jeeze.
     
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    sackingz123 What's a Dremel?

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  9. Buzzons

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    file sharing is

    a) slower than FTP
    b) if one file stops it stops the entire process


    and PASV and ACTIVE are both the same it wont change your speeds its just how it sets up the connection. (should use ACTIV on a local lan)

    also if you are only getting 7KB/s sommit is really wrong
     
  10. bubsterboo

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    I use ultra VNC and Bulletproof FTP servers running as a service on my system. Very handy.
     
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    passive and active only differentiate who establishes the connection for the file transfer.... the client or the server
     
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    And with passive FTP you can detemine the port (range) on which the connection happens (server side)

    And Windows filesharing isn't that much slower... And a lot easier
     
  13. Buzzons

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    much slower, and not that much easier to do correctly
     
  14. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    Never had any problems with Windows Filesharing here.
     
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    biggest annoyance is that if one file fecks, it takes down the rest of the queue, unlike with FTP

    also the over heads are quite large (SMB will get you about 4-5mb/s FTP will get you 8-9MB/s)
     
  16. zhangmaster12

    zhangmaster12 What's a Dremel?

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    ok, well ive solved some problems, such as the ftp speeed. it was quite easy, i switched from winftp client to smartftp client. now i get around 800kps - 1mps on ftp.

    thanks all.
     
  17. krimson

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    if you want other people to be able to connect, you will have to put the ip of your server machine to static, and make it like 192.168.0.2 or something, and then open port 21 to that ip, and then tell people to ftp to your ip, or you can get a dynamic dns client (like no-ip.com or something) and have them go to like ftp - "zhangmaster.no-ip.com"
     
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    zhangmaster12 What's a Dremel?

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    :jawdrop: complicated.....
     
  19. Nath

    Nath Your appeal has already been filed.

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    That's not complicated. Give your FTP server (the computer that people will be able to connect to) a static IP. On your router, set up port forwarding so that port 21 is forwarded to the IP you've given the server. People can then connect via your external (WAN) IP.
     
  20. krimson

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    if you stop before the dynamic ip stuff, its easy..

    the dynamic ip part is just in case your ISP changes your ip address often... mine changes like once every like 8 months, but some change a lot..
    other than that, its like opening a port for any other program on your router or windows firewall or whatever.
    if you dont know how to do that, i (or probably several others) would be glad to walk you through it
     

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