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Windows 7: Need help with FTP

11 Jun 2010   #11
C13H18N2

Windows 7 Professional x32 bit
 
 

No, my GF's pc is not on the same network. haha. Sorry. I should have made that more clear to begin with. The idea is that, she or I (if I'm at her house) can access a partition on my hard drive at any time from her computer.


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11 Jun 2010   #12
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Well ok, your going to need more specific help than I can give. Doing this safely will take some effort.

One thing you might want to consider is setting up a Windows Home Server. There is a SUPER EASY way of doing this very thing all built in and reasonably secure.

Downside is you need a second computer sand youhave to buy Windows Home Server but as someone pointed out in antoher thread that's only $69 right now. Pretty good bargain.
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11 Jun 2010   #13
C13H18N2

Windows 7 Professional x32 bit
 
 

I think I actualy have enough old computer parts to assemble a mediocre computer, probably perfect for a server. I might just look into that; would make for a fun project, I suppose. Thank you guys for your help!
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11 Jun 2010   #14
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

I haven't actually used it but WHS comes with a free subscription to a service that allows your WHS machine to advertise itself to a microsoft server. You can then log into that server and get acess to files in "shared" folder on your server. So you don't need the Dyn IP stuff and your ISP can't block it or complain about you running a "server" because your WHS machine initiates the connection to the Microsoft site.

Here's a little review of the process: A first look: Inside Windows Home Server remote access
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11 Jun 2010   #15
antharr

Windows 7 64x
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
I haven't actually used it but WHS comes with a free subscription to a service that allows your WHS machine to advertise itself to a microsoft server. You can then log into that server and get acess to files in "shared" folder on your server. So you don't need the Dyn IP stuff and your ISP can't block it or complain about you running a "server" because your WHS machine initiates the connection to the Microsoft site.

Here's a little review of the process: A first look: Inside Windows Home Server remote access
That is a great idea and I may even experiment with that myself. However, I do think that is a lot of work just to be able to exchange files between just between 2 people. IMO their are easier ways to accomplish this task.

BUT.....then again! If you are a PC hobbyist and just like to do this type of thing like I do then this may be a treat.

@fseal
Please don't take this as a knock on your idea because it is a great one. I just think there are much easier ways to do this.
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12 Jun 2010   #16
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Heh I hear ya about the work involved

But actually allowing a safe interconnect between two machines across the net really is one of the hardest things to do. I mean its's not THAT hard if you don't mind your maschine being pwned, but every time I've set something up it was a PITA. with getting firewalls and routers and ftp servers all setup properly.

Another option, the one I use now, is to get yourself a private domain and a hosted website somewhere. I now just SFTP my stuff up to the website and then I can get to it and even stream videos live from it from anywhere from "hidden" folders.

SUPER easy since the hosting site is the one that has to set everything up behind the scenes...

Will generally cost at least 9.95 a month though. But for me it was worth /them/ taking all the hassle of keeping an up to date and secure server/os/firewall up and running 24/7 for me to use at leasure.
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