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Old 11-05-2005, 09:01 PM   #1
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File Sharing Via Internet

I have just installed Fedora Core 3 on a server I am creating. What I am trying to do is store multiple files on it and access them over the internet on other computers. I guess this would be the same as creating a web server but is there an easier (and cheaper) way to do this other than registering a domain and TRYING to program apache? Is there such a thing as a free site or program that can mirror my files from my fedora system to the internet as a website? My reason for doing this is I am currently paying for a server that for can only hold 250 MB of files and is quite expensive to keep running. The only thing I am even using this server for is storing music files and accessing them on other computers. I don't even use it to run a web page. So I have a good pc I can dedicate as a server and am trying to use that instead.

Old 11-05-2005, 09:54 PM   #2
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other than registering a domain
You could use a free dynamic DNS service, such as the one provided by DynDNS.

and TRYING to program apache?
You could run an FTP daemon rather than Apache. It's much easier to set up and, correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe it uses less resources. You don't even need a fast computer to do this; an old computer will be fine.

Hope this helps.
Old 11-06-2005, 01:03 PM   #3
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Once you get an FTP program up and running, then you could access it via your IP address if you do not want to register a domain name. And as kbflamelet posted, if you have a dynamic IP address, you could use a service such as DynDNS instead of a static IP.
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FTP is a good way to solve your problem, you setup the FTP server (google vsftpd) to listen on the interface and forward your port 21 (20 is wise too) from your router to that machine. Then get a dynamic DNS service like someone mentioned (unless you have a static IP) that will constantly update the domain name they give you (loads of free ones) with your IP address.

Then to see/download your files ftp://usernameassword@<your IP/Domain>:21 (or use an FTP

I found this brilliant if you listen to usic on loads of machines, is an audio server that streams the songs, easy to setup -


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