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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-07-2007, 03:14 PM Thread Starter
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Best way to set up a home FTP server...

Ok guys, I've been reading up on this and now I want some suggestions from the "pros at DFWStangs" (haha)......

What do you recommend? XP? Linux? Which FTP server application and why?

I have seen tons and I was wondering what everyone else uses and the pros and cons of each.

I'm pretty new to this as you can tell.......

Basically I want to be able to access my hard drives from anywhere in the world that has internet connection. Not that I'll ever need it but it could come in handy.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-07-2007, 03:32 PM
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Ok guys, I've been reading up on this and now I want some suggestions from the "pros at DFWStangs" (haha)......

What do you recommend? XP? Linux? Which FTP server application and why?

I have seen tons and I was wondering what everyone else uses and the pros and cons of each.

I'm pretty new to this as you can tell.......

Basically I want to be able to access my hard drives from anywhere in the world that has internet connection. Not that I'll ever need it but it could come in handy.
If you have Windows XP or newer, you already can access it with Remote Desktop Connection.

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You need to set up a port on your firewall to allow entry.

If you need help, PM me
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-07-2007, 03:37 PM
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What do you want to be able to do, just send and receive files from the drive?

They've done studies you know.... 60% of the time, it works every time



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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-07-2007, 03:41 PM
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I have used bulletproof ftp for years on my xp boxes. I use it exactly the way you mentioned. It is really easy to setup and use plus I haven't had any security issues. Just open port 21 and you are good to go. I set it up to auto ban ips that hammered my server for access as well. The only thing you need to watch out for is your ISP, if they find out you are running a server they will threaten to turn off your service. Another hassle is trying to remember your IP address...I usually put it in my cell phone, though periodically it will change and need to get updated.

Remote desktop is a good option for controlling you machine and could allow you to email things to yourself if they are small, but FTP seems like the most seemless way to access all the files on your machine at one time.

PM me for more details regarding the program.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-08-2007, 12:44 AM
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Why not just buy an external drive and put all your pr0n on it? You can get 500gigs for well under $179 now.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-08-2007, 08:30 AM
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IIS FTP Sucks IMHO.

I use Serv-U FTP.

I'd rather use Filezilla FTP - but don't think it's able to serv files from remote/mapped drives.

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I'd rather use Filezilla FTP
agreed on the IIS FTP, i use filezilla on my boxes.
easy to setup and configure and no gripes as of yet.

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