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Old 12-13-2002, 11:00 PM   #16
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BTW, as you might soon see, the problem with a "web interface" file transfer is that you have to be booted into your distro serving the files, or have all your distros setup to serve em all. Right now I am not there, so you will probably get a time-out. Where if you SAMBA the 2 boxes, (my understanding anyway) is that it's basically another directory on your box (wherever you mount it), so you can mount it no matter what distro you are booted into.

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Old 12-13-2002, 11:59 PM   #17
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Ok, you can use php to avoid writing the whole HTML document with the links to the data you want to download. You'll just have to use a simple SIMPLE database matchig what is supposed to say with the target file, I think it is easy, though I have no idea of how to make it.... www.google.com would be a good start.

If you want to use ONLY ftp you can do it, just use an fto client (cute ftp or FlashFXP for windows and gftp,Lftp,NCftp for linux)

for a local network i'd say SAMBA, it is easyer to use and it is very very idiot-proove (like, drag and drop)
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BTW, as you might soon see, the problem with a "web interface" file transfer is that you have to be booted into your distro serving the files, or have all your distros setup to serve em all. Right now I am not there, so you will probably get a time-out. Where if you SAMBA the 2 boxes, (my understanding anyway) is that it's basically another directory on your box (wherever you mount it), so you can mount it no matter what distro you are booted into.
I'm, sorry, I didn't understand a thing of this paragraph, would you mind explaining it a little bit please, thanks.

If what you want is remote administration you can use SSH (with a windows base software like putty) or If you really like your WM you can use VNC. it is a very good tool for windows administration and stuff.

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well here's the twist that I am trying to work out: The http server is on one box, the ftp server on another, and I am working out how to get them to speak flawlessly across the 2 boxes.
It's simple, just smbmount. I mean, you'll need to setup both, http and ftp on the same box, but you can hold the files in any machine and mount them with smbmount. If you want to have http and ftp servers in different machines than in the html file you just have to tell to go look for theftp server in the other machine, either using it's IP or its netbios name.

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Old 12-14-2002, 02:35 AM   #18
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Yeah, I did word that confusingly. Basically what I meant was this:

To be able to "always" access the files, they have to be on a box that will always be on, and always be booted into the particular distro you have it all setup on. I wasn't on my distro at the time that is all setup, and that's why I was referring to the "you will soon see" thing. And in the same time, meaning to say why a second box makes sense, as it can act as your always on distro, while you do whatever you want on your other box that can be in whatever distro you want.

How is that for clearing things up? Clear as mud now.

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Old 12-14-2002, 01:48 PM   #19
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there´s a nice ftp client for windows if you want so
if you go to putty´s webpage (kindda telnet, but much better) you can download the psftp.
i can´t remenber the web´s adrees right now but just search in google with "putty download" and should appear
 
Old 12-14-2002, 02:04 PM   #20
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As mentioned before, if you want to use ssh based transfers, try winscp. It's a single executable and really nice.
 
Old 12-14-2002, 03:43 PM   #21
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secure shell based transfer are a little trickie, I think that would be better to use ftp or https for file transfer.

MasterC, Now I understand a little bit more. I don't have that problem because I have one box connected to the internet (it works as many things, router, firewall, ftp server, http/s server, samba server, mail server. There I store ALL my files and use the network as i would my own hard disk. I think that is the beauty of networking y have over 160 GB of shared space, and it is all secured with a big strong firewall and with storng passwords (shadow passwords). But I see what you mean...
 
  


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