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    Ftp,cuteftp,servu ???

    What would you consider to be a clean and reliable connection between my computer and my friends computer via the internet?

    I've always had troubles in the past with some of these software programs because of drop out issues, router protocols and what not so we've been sending our data files using cdrw but now he's moved away so I need a great solution. Newbie here on this so thanks.
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    set up a VPN?

    Do you guys have your own websites?

    If you have your own domains you could put files up there and then grab them in ftp, or if ya trust each other enough give each other access to each's domains...

    sorry that's prob not much help.

    I place files in my domain in a folder I'm hiding from the search engines, then give the download location url...works good, no special apps needed, no giving out password...and download manager can be used (don't know if a DM will work for you, depends on what your host supports) ...if you have a host

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    What are you goals? To just share files?
    Microsoft recently acquired this one...
    https://www.foldershare.com/

    It's free. For just transferring files?

    Remote Desktop Connection is another good one...built into Windows XP Professional. Requires firewall configuration...

    Do you need to see the other desktop?
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    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat
    What are you goals? To just share files?
    Microsoft recently acquired this one...
    https://www.foldershare.com/

    It's free. For just transferring files?

    Remote Desktop Connection is another good one...built into Windows XP Professional. Requires firewall configuration...

    Do you need to see the other desktop?
    Just to share files and streams of video data for presentations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Think
    Just to share files and streams of video data for presentations.
    You want secure streaming or to download files to be streamed later? If the former, you'll need VPN.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberskye
    You want secure streaming or to download files to be streamed later? If the former, you'll need VPN.
    Virtual Privat Network?

    Any suggestions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberskye
    You want secure streaming or to download files to be streamed later? If the former, you'll need VPN.
    Yup if you want to do live streaming video then you'll need a VPN. If you want to just download and swap files then go with Serv U and whatever FTP client you want to use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Think
    Virtual Privat Network?

    Any suggestions?
    Which OSes? Does each end point have static or dynamic ip's? OpenVPN is free and has both client and server pieces, but...

    You may be better off getting a basic web hosting package and as that to share the files or set up streaming on the server.

    http://www.powweb.com is a good one - $7.77/month with 12G storage and more bandwidth than you could handle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberskye
    Which OSes? Does each end point have static or dynamic ip's? OpenVPN is free and has both client and server pieces, but...

    You may be better off getting a basic web hosting package and as that to share the files or set up streaming on the server.

    http://www.powweb.com is a good one - $7.77/month with 12G storage and more bandwidth than you could handle.
    I have a dynamic DSL connection. I'll look into powweb.

    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat
    What are you goals? To just share files?
    Microsoft recently acquired this one...
    https://www.foldershare.com/

    It's free. For just transferring files?

    Remote Desktop Connection is another good one...built into Windows XP Professional. Requires firewall configuration...

    Do you need to see the other desktop?
    The tip on www.foldershare.com is terrific. Thanks.
    I use Remote desktop Connection but didn't know it could be used for file sharing. How is that done?

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