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Old 08-03-2004, 07:40 AM   #1
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Question File Tranfer Without Login Server

Hello everybody!!!

I have several question on how to send a file between 2 machines.

1. Here the situation is when I want to send a file to other machine, it will appear a message box at sender machine which say "Are you sure to send the file" and the selection whether i wanna send or cancel it. Also at receiver machines a message will appear "Are you sure to receive the file" and the selection whether he or she wanna receive or cancel it. This is simirlarly to yahoo messenger sending file but in yahoo messenger that need the login server but the thing I wanna know is it only need network neigbourhood or workgroup where I can send file to the PC in the same workgroup which is do not need login server or the receiver username.

2. Can anybody name the application that run as or similarly to the situation above.

3. What is Daemon?

Hope my problem will be solve in nearest time...Thanks
Old 08-03-2004, 11:47 AM   #2
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Sorry but I find your question very vague. If it's betweem 2 machines on a lan you could use samba or ftp.
Old 08-03-2004, 01:23 PM   #3
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To be honest, one of the easiest ways to transfer a file from one machine to another is to just Email it to yourself using a web based Email service such as Yahoo. In other words, if the file is on machine A, send an Email to yourself and attach the file. Then go to machine B, connect to Yahoo, read the Email you just sent yourself, then save the file on that machine.

If you are talking about creating an automated process to transfer files on a regular basis, then you would want to set up a cron job. (There are numerous references on this elsewhere, and going through all the steps necessary to create exactly the kind of automated routine you might want would be beyond the scope of a post here.)

A "daemon" is simply an automated process that runs in the background, and will perform an action without you having to manually request it. As an example, suppose you needed to upload a data file that one of your customers sent you, but your customer sent the file at random times. What you could do would be to set up a daemon process to wake up every 15 minutes and check the directory the file would be placed into, and when it detects the presence of the file, it would launch the upload routine. If no file were detected, the daemon would just go back to sleep for another 15 minutes.

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Old 08-03-2004, 01:56 PM   #4
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I'm sorry, the question is too long and I'm not good in English. Let's start again and i'll try to make it simple.

Situation for easy understanding:

1. I wanna develop a desktop files tranfers in Linux. The criteria that I want are:
a) it works based on workgroup which only person in the same workgroup can ask permission to
get file from he or she (other person on the same workgroup).
b) do not have any login when to request for a file.
(compared to Yahoo Messenger, it need user to login first before they can send any file only to
the person that their username exist in the user's list)
c) when a request was made by person A to person B in the same workgroup, the
interface(message dialog box) will appeart the person A PC's. It will show a text for example
"Are you sure want to get the file" and 2 button for 'continue' or to 'cancel'. On the otherhand,
the other pc's which is the person B PC's a dialog box will show "Are you sure want to send the
file" appear with 2 button for 'yes' or 'no' option.

p/s - The main point here is I don't wanna have to login to server which is YM must do.

Hope it will make you clear about what i wanna know and easy for you to help me


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