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#9633 - 12/12/04 06:59 AM FTP
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I want to set up an FTP server from my home computer, it will only be about 2 gigs. What do i need to do. Tuts or Links would be great.
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#9634 - 12/12/04 08:04 AM Re: FTP
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well, you'll need a daemon (nix) or a program (win) to run as a server, myself the only windows program that i reccommend is BulletProof FTPd.
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#9635 - 12/12/04 02:55 PM Re: FTP
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get a Linux distro with apache in the install. Install very few if any graphical enviroments, Install apache, (Some have some sort of cpanel like webmin) turn on FTPd and shut all services you do not need off. Make sure to kill telnet. use ssh instead.

Be sure to install a couple languages though. I recomend PHP. then you can write some scripts to ease your work.

http://www.apache.org/

check it out, read up. And if you are going to do that, you might as well set up a mail server.
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#9636 - 12/12/04 03:34 PM Re: FTP
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OK maybe i'm retarded (shut up) but can I just use a crap comp with enough HD space to run the I don't want to say site, but that is what it would be, just plug it into my router leave it on and put whatever i need to on there? I am also looking at something that turns your google webspace into your own personal ftp so to speak.

Gmail Drive

OK so i found something about using google as a storage site, not exactly ftp, although you could theoretically load up the site with whatever files you need to have available and then give your friend your info, and they could log in and down load it. This presents a couple problems in itself. I used my lat invite to setup a second account. aSo in case i decided to use this I wouldn't have to worry about someone having acess tro my private emails. But, my name is still attached to the account so if someone got pissed at you they could log in and send email from your account. So i need to find a better way, but this will work for me for now.
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#9637 - 12/12/04 08:42 PM Re: FTP
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That is intresting, but I would not fuck with it. It would no doubt make the downloads much slower than a regular FTP server.

I am not sure your friend will be able to access the FTP server if it is behind a router. This presents an IP issue. I have no doubt there is some way, but I never figured it out.

As far as using a crap computer. That is what most of us do. A 486 would work.

But pentium II would be ideal. I am telling you.. Linux distro with apache is your easiest bet. You could set up multiple FTP logins to various directories. In other words you could have your own private FTP folder and your friends get thier own. It really isn't that hard to set up. Might take you a whole 30 minutes.

I recomend Linux Mandrake if you are new to it.

http://linuxiso.org/distro.php?distro=29

Some prefer Red hat fedora
http://linuxiso.org/distro.php?distro=64
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#9638 - 12/12/04 08:53 PM Re: FTP
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#9639 - 12/12/04 09:50 PM Re: FTP
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That's why I like you, always got the answer, Thank You spanky. That being said if i am on cable, how do i split the connectionm without having to buy another modem??
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#9640 - 12/12/04 11:27 PM Re: FTP
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http://www.techimo.com/forum/showthread.php?t=46958&page=2

I think the above link might shed some light on getting your FTP server up and working through a router. I just briefly skimed it. It is a post on another forum, but relavent to this post so please anyone who can do not lock this topic or delete this post.

It talks about using a netgear router, but I think it will still work for you from what I read. Just to be sure, what router brand and modle do you have?
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#9641 - 12/12/04 11:39 PM Re: FTP
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D Link DI-514, I know cheap but it works
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#9642 - 12/13/04 12:09 AM Re: FTP
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Read these articles. I am not sure yet if your router will let you but you need to look into port forwarding. You want to forward port 21.

http://www.homenethelp.com/web/explain/port-forwarding-dmz.asp


Ha pay dirt
http://www.portforward.com/dlink/di-514-portforwarding.htm

http://support.dlink.com/faq/view.asp?prod_id=1005&question=port+forward#604

That should get you at the very least in the right direction to setting this up behind a router.
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#9643 - 12/13/04 06:35 AM Re: FTP
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OR you can just be like me, get a router,use port forwarding to forward port 21 to your ftp machine, the have a windows based ftp server running; then you don't have to learn nix...

spanky, he just wants a small ftp server to share soem files with his friend and you have him completely ditching his pc to install a new operating system; tisk tisk
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#9644 - 12/13/04 12:47 PM Re: FTP
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If you want to access your server from computers behind a firewall, make sure that your ftp server has passive support and that you forward the appropriate ports. On a normal ftp connection, the client connects to port 21. Then the server connects to the client over port 20 to send any requested data. If the users (or you) are behind a firewall, then incomming connections are not allowed, so they won't be able to receive any data. Passive makes it so that the ftp client connects to the ftp server to get the data; the server never has to connect to the client. Since outgoing connections are allowed when behind the average firewall, the users will be able to receive data from your ftp server. Otherwise, your ftp server will be useless to them/you.

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#9645 - 12/13/04 07:18 PM Re: FTP
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OK I setup free webspace at prohosting.com but now I don't know how to proceed, the say I get a free FTP account and 1 GIG transfer a month, is that enough for a small server? I get 50 mb of space.
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#9646 - 12/14/04 12:09 AM Re: FTP
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1GB = uploading 1 ISO and having someone download a part of it ... 50MB space woudln't even be enough for most of today's programs; if I understand what you want this for...
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#9647 - 12/14/04 12:20 AM Re: FTP
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for the record i never said anything about programs, you did
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