Moving files across a home network. Is FTP a good idea?
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    Moving files across a home network. Is FTP a good idea?

    Hi

    My desktop has a nice big USB-attached harddrive conected to it with plenty of free space. The same desktop is the only wiered connection to a wireless router, catering for the Internet needs of two laptops. It's Windows XP all around and the router is a NetGear DG834G.

    Currently, transporting files involves either the "sneakernet" aproach with pen drives or the long winded method of e-mailing files around.

    I'm thinking of setting up an FTP server on the main desktop to make life easier when it comes to getting files around. Is this a good idea? Is there a more sensible approach (shared network drives don't seem right as I don't need to share the whole HDD).

    All opinoins welcome.
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    Hi,

    Quick question; are we talking:

    1. Real time transfers?
    2. Are they online to the net at the time?




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    Not sure what you mean by #1, but there's no need for the files to be transferred instantly, quickly should be fine.
    In awnser to #2, yes.

    Thanks for replying.
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    Why not ordinary windows "file and printer sharing". That's what it's
    there for. You only need to share the folders you want.
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