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BillyZeppa

Forum Addict
So how do most use FTP? Can you set up a server to swap files? Can you set up a folder/server where people can dump stuff and pick up stuff if they have a password? Peer to peer?
 

iaresee

Moderator
Moderator
So how do most use FTP? Can you set up a server to swap files? Can you set up a folder/server where people can dump stuff and pick up stuff if they have a password? Peer to peer?
I don't. FTP has been completely supplanted by Dropbox, Google Drive and S3 for me. Likely for most.
 

dpeterson

Fractal Fanatic
So how do most use FTP? Can you set up a server to swap files? Can you set up a folder/server where people can dump stuff and pick up stuff if they have a password? Peer to peer?
It’s much like a web server, doesn’t serve though Very dos / Unix like, if you don’t use a GUI... folder based. Need an account to log in etc.
 

Womac911

Inspired
Why use any browser or FTP client at all?
Set up your FTP as a network location.. it acts as a hard drive (sort of) in My Computer.
Drag and Drop right into any folder on your site that you want to.
 

Smilzo

Forum Addict
Time to go old school!

C:\>ftp ftp.FASfirmware.com <cr>

Login with credentials

ftp>cd \firmware\beta\AxeFx2_Quantum_9p04 <cr>

ftp>bin <cr>

ftp>hash <cr>


ftp>put AxeFx2_Quantum_9p04.zip <cr>

That's what we used to do back in the 90's! :D
Vintage flavour firmware... ;)
 

TG3K

Veteran
I don't. FTP has been completely supplanted by Dropbox, Google Drive and S3 for me. Likely for most.
I refuse to use Dropbox unless there's no other option. They sold my email address almost as soon as I set up my account.

(I create unique addresses for everything I sign up for on the web. That way when I get male enhancement ads sent to dropbox@mydomain.com, I know immediately who sold me out. Ticketmaster was another notable address seller.)
 

FractalAudio

Administrator
Fractal Audio Systems
Moderator
I refuse to use Dropbox unless there's no other option. They sold my email address almost as soon as I set up my account.

(I create unique addresses for everything I sign up for on the web. That way when I get male enhancement ads sent to dropbox@mydomain.com, I know immediately who sold me out. Ticketmaster was another notable address seller.)
Yup. I will never use Dropbox again. Also, I was having startup issues and traced it to a "driver" that Dropbox installs. Why Dropbox needs a driver is a mystery but it was throwing an error every second. I had tens of thousands of errors in my log.
 

unix-guy

Legend!
I refuse to use Dropbox unless there's no other option. They sold my email address almost as soon as I set up my account.

(I create unique addresses for everything I sign up for on the web. That way when I get male enhancement ads sent to dropbox@mydomain.com, I know immediately who sold me out. Ticketmaster was another notable address seller.)
You know
Yup. I will never use Dropbox again. Also, I was having startup issues and traced it to a "driver" that Dropbox installs. Why Dropbox needs a driver is a mystery but it was throwing an error every second. I had tens of thousands of errors in my log.
Probably so you can drag and drop to Dropbox...
 

Stratoblaster

Fractal Fanatic
Probably for the best that FTP has been retired from Mozilla; it's a protocol that needs to die.

On Windows, I use FileZilla, and/or WinSCP for clients, and use FreeSSHd for the server. I don't use Dropbox, cloud storage, etc. at work since I'll never put very sensitive router/network device configurations on 'the cloud' for several reasons. I use SFTP to back up those configs to our Windows backup servers, and SCP when I'm moving files around in Linux.
 

Stratoblaster

Fractal Fanatic
So how do most use FTP? Can you set up a server to swap files? Can you set up a folder/server where people can dump stuff and pick up stuff if they have a password? Peer to peer?
I was running a private Linux server with SFTP running on it, and used FileZilla as the client to have others copy/upload files to it. I was using that to move recording stems on some music projects to users in other cities. My server was hosted on a 100Mbps backbone and uploading/downloading multiple, huge .wav files was quick, reliable, and easy.

I had users/passwords, and accounts that were only scoped to certain directories, permissions, etc. Worked great, secure, easy to use, simple to setup, etc.
 
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