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Old 10-22-2010, 01:59 AM   #1
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sending big files


I want to send a film to a friend. It is 700MB. It doesn't fit in an email. I don't want to rent an internet service, as I really don't do this often.

What is the best way to do this? Set up an ftp server on my machine?
Use some kind of free internet server?

Any tips?
 
Old 10-22-2010, 02:14 AM   #2
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I want to send a film to a friend. It is 700MB. It doesn't fit in an email. I don't want to rent an internet service, as I really don't do this often.

What is the best way to do this? Set up an ftp server on my machine?
Use some kind of free internet server?

Any tips?
try to compress your file. or try to make partition of the film
 
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Old 10-22-2010, 02:19 AM   #3
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Hi,

Ssh and/or ftp come to mind.

I'm assuming you work with linux, which makes it easy to set up a (temporary?) ssh/ftp daemon. Your friend can log into your machine and download the file. Setting up either of the 2 shouldn't be too hard and maybe one or both are already up and running.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 10-22-2010, 03:50 AM   #4
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Know a good tutorial 'Setting up an ftp server in Fedora'??

I not sure what ssh is, not being an expert.
 
Old 10-22-2010, 04:36 AM   #5
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Hi,

Maybe these will help:

How To: Configure Secure FTP Server
Fedora FTP Server Tutorial
Linux FTP Server Setup - Linux Home Networking

Also do a internet search yourself (Keywords: fedora ftp server install).

Ssh is a secure shell (scp is used to up/download files):

Basic Setup SSH Server on Fedora.
Configuring Fedora Linux Remote Access using SSH

Hope this helps
 
Old 10-22-2010, 06:33 AM   #6
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Um, I would just use a file sharing host ... it's probably not appropriate to name them by name, but surely you know.

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Old 10-22-2010, 06:35 AM   #7
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try to compress your file. or try to make partition of the film
What are you talking about, and why are most of your posts completely useless and offtopic ? I will report you the next time I see this, and I hope you get banned.
 
Old 10-22-2010, 09:45 AM   #8
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Try using split

Code:
$ split film --bytes=10m sfilm
This will split the file named film in to chunks of 10M bytes named sfilmaa, sfilmab, sfilmac, and so on.
 
Old 10-22-2010, 10:41 PM   #9
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I'm trying to follow the instructions to set up vsftp.

I did:

[root@peterlaptop pedro]# chown -v ftp /var/ftp/pub
changed ownership of `/var/ftp/pub' to ftp

then:

[root@peterlaptop pedro]# chmod -v -x /var/ftp/pub
mode of `/var/ftp/pub' changed to 0666 (rw-rw-rw-) (I didn't want to allow x there.)

But I can't create a directory downloads. Where did I go wrong?

I tried again, making me the owner, but still can't create a directory.

[pedro@peterlaptop ~]$ ls -l /var/ftp/
total 4
drw-rw-rw-. 2 pedro root 4096 2010-05-17 16:06 pub
 
Old 10-23-2010, 06:16 AM   #10
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Hi,
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I'm trying to follow the instructions to set up vsftp.
Which instructions, there are many out there?
 
Old 10-23-2010, 09:24 AM   #11
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what about installing opera and its file sharing application
http://unite.opera.com/applications/3/

if you go the ftp:// root rember to forward it in your router settings

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Old 10-23-2010, 06:29 PM   #12
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Well, more by luck than judgement, I've got it working for downloading, just by opening ftp://x.x.x.x in Firefox or whatever. But how does upload work? How can my friend in Berlin upload to me here in China? He runs Win.What program would he need?

I've set uploads to:

[root@peterlaptop pedro]# chmod -v 722 /var/ftp/pub/uploads
mode of `/var/ftp/pub/uploads' changed to 0722 (rwx-w--w-)
 
Old 10-23-2010, 07:12 PM   #13
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tell your friend your ip address and hell be asked to log in.
your friend could use filezilla as an ftp client
 
Old 10-24-2010, 01:10 AM   #14
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help again!

What I'm unsure of is what se-linux context should be.

We can't upload to /var/pub/uploads These are the permissions.

[root@peterlaptop pedro]# ls -l /var/ftp/pub/
total 13372
drwxr-xr-x. 2 pedro pedro 4096 2010-10-23 17:44 downloads
-rw-r--r--. 1 pedro pedro 13674496 2010-10-18 04:10 Rumba.2008.DVDRip.SAMPLE.avi
drwxr-xr-x. 2 pedro pedro 4096 2010-10-18 04:18 Rumba.2008.DVDRip.XviD-VH-PROD.[www.FilmsBT.com]
drwxrwxrwx. 2 pedro pedro 4096 2010-10-24 07:36 uploads

This is the error from filezilla:

Status: Connecting to 222.94.189.148:21...
Status: Connection established, waiting for welcome message...
Response: 220 (vsFTPd 2.2.2)
Command: USER anonymous
Response: 331 Please specify the password.
Command: PASS **************
Response: 230 Login successful.
Command: OPTS UTF8 ON
Response: 200 Always in UTF8 mode.
Status: Connected
Status: Starting upload of C:\Users\npr\Pictures\545px-Xiangqi_Board.svg.png
Command: CWD /pub/uploads
Response: 250 Directory successfully changed.
Command: TYPE I
Response: 200 Switching to Binary mode.
Command: PASV
Response: 227 Entering Passive Mode (222,94,189,148,127,161).
Command: STOR 545px-Xiangqi_Board.svg.png
Response: 550 Permission denied.
Error: Critical file transfer error

Any tips??
 
Old 10-24-2010, 01:56 AM   #15
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? why are you trying to upload it to a folder THAT is OWNED by root ! " /var"

Use your HOME folder

that will solve all your SELinux context problems
there is already a folder there just for things like this
you might also want to read the fedora wiki/Doc page on SELinux
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/index.html
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_Project_Wiki

for the current fedora 13
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/...ces/index.html
 
  


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