View Full Version : setting up ftp small service?

04-04-2004, 02:52 PM
Anybody have any thoughts on how I could best set up some sort of ftp service, allowing certain people (friends of mine) to upload and have access to certain files on my pc? im talking a small few people and small but fairly often exchanges. Would it be possible to turn my pc into a server cheaply or freely?

04-04-2004, 02:54 PM
Can I use something like Aceftp to do this?

04-04-2004, 02:57 PM
there are a few ftp sever software around. fairly simple to setup, its been way to long since i've used one so i won't recommend any. just make sure the access is passworded ;-)

the simplist way is just to use instant messageing.

04-04-2004, 03:05 PM
instant messaging is probibly the most efficient way in my case, I am still kinda keen to maybe work something else out. Bit of a mission for project for my self lets say.
Thanx tweak'e

04-04-2004, 04:30 PM
fi you are using linux, i suggest proFTP(d)

^^^ the d reprosents that it is a daemon.

04-04-2004, 04:31 PM
and nowmally xp pro / windows 2000 / win nt have ftp serevrs built in

04-04-2004, 04:56 PM
I am actualy running linux on another partition but I am still having problems connecting to the internet with my current modem (winmodem).
My primary OS is windows xp home so I assume no ftp servers built in?

04-04-2004, 05:35 PM
> My primary OS is windows xp home so I assume no ftp
> servers built in?


A Good FTP server( & client), I like is FileZilla ( http://filezilla.sourceforge.net/, the site is down at the moment)

I use to like GuildFTP: http://www.guildftpd.com

I hope this helps :)

04-04-2004, 05:57 PM
Is a static ip address needed?

04-04-2004, 06:02 PM
> Is a static ip address needed?

Nope :)

Have a look at http://www.no-ip.com/ (there are other dynamic DNS service provider out there like http://www.dyndns.org etc...)

Hope this helps

PS: I hope your ISP allows servers

04-04-2004, 06:38 PM
Thanx stu,
should be sorted now, will have to look into isp allowing servers though, hehe