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Old 12-26-2003, 10:16 PM   #1
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giFT question


Does anybody know if the giFT server does anytihng without a client connected?

when you use giFT, you launch it as a process, then you launch a gui (or cli gui) of some sort to control it. It doesnt appear to do any downloads or make any progress if the client is not open (not that i would expect it to)

so basically the question is, does the giFT server do ANYTHING besides sit and wait for a request for control form a gui when its not in use? is there any seurity issues with just leaving it running? or would it be better to kill off the process?
 
Old 12-26-2003, 10:16 PM   #2
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to clarify, by a client, i do NOT mean sombody on the net dling a file, i mean an interface such as Apollo or giFTcurs.
 
Old 12-27-2003, 10:06 AM   #3
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that's what I asked myself yesterday, too.
I'm not sure if the giftd deamon can do anything, except listening, without a frontend.
 
Old 12-27-2003, 11:25 AM   #4
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from my understanding giFT daemon will do whatever you were doing with your front end. It is just the backend of whatever your using. I use apollon for my front end, and even though i close it, giftd is stil running and downloading the remaining files i have in my que. I do believe it is still allowing peer to peer file sharing. So make sure you disable that if your worried.
 
Old 12-27-2003, 02:27 PM   #5
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hmm....would you recommend getting gift/using it? might be a stupid question, I know, but I'm using a plain text-based ftp-client at the moment (I don't have any _big_ ftp-works to do, tough), and even tough it is fast and I like using it, I might be interested in getting some graphical fellow to do the job....so is gift worth it?

thanks for opinions
 
Old 12-27-2003, 03:48 PM   #6
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I guess you got something wrong - giFT (http://gift.sourceforge.net/) has got nothing to do with FTP. if I understand you correctly, you're looking for a graphical FTP client, aren't you?

well, I heard that gFTP (http://gftp.seul.org/) was pretty nice.
 
Old 12-28-2003, 01:32 PM   #7
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ok, thanks...yeah, I did get it wrong sorry about that...I guess the letters f and t in the name just catched my eye or something.

and thanks for the url, just what I've been looking for
 
  


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