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FILE TRANSFER (2 posts)
- Started 14 years ago by Marshall
- Latest reply 14 years ago from Jim Matthews
1) How do I go about accessing my home computer from my office . or visa versa?
2) Do both computers need to be turned on?
3) Can I send a file to any computer - if so, can I cross platforms? i.e. MAC/PC
Jim Matthews Administrator
1. To do this with FTP (e.g. with Fetch) you have to have FTP server software running on the other computer (so if you wanted to access either computer from the other, you'd need to have FTP server software on both). FTP server software is built into Mac OS X and can be turned on in the Sharing pane of System Preferences. On Mac OS 9 you can use Rumpus (http://www.maxum.com), Netpresenz (http://www.netpresenz.com) or other FTP server programs.
2. Yes, both computers must be turned on, and both must be connected to the Internet.
3. Yes, you can use FTP between platforms. Windows FTP server programs include WFTPD, Serv-U, and WarFTPD. Windows FTP clients (the part running on the computer you are using) include WS_FTP and CuteFTP.
The hard part about doing this is that you have to know the Internet name or IP address of the other computer, and most people's connection to the Internet gives them a different IP address each time they connect. There are services like dyndns.org that try to address this problem.
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