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Topic # 220183 29-Jul-2017 19:26
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Right, that's the clickbait out of the way.

 

I've tried no less than 6 SFTP programs on windows to try and give access to a large directory structure of RAW files to a friend so he can grab and edit a bunch of files I'll never get around to editing, and it's been the most frustrating 60 minutes I've spent on a computer in the last decade.

 

I know how FTP works, I know how FTPS and SFTP work. My friend has a Mac and is using Fetch. Cerberus worked once for a while before they changed it so that the free version wouldn't work with SFTP any longer. I've tried Bitvise,  zFTP, Filezilla and a couple of others. They all suck.

 

So... I have consigned FTP and SFTP to the annals of history, better forgotten than ever dragged up again.

 

I AM NOT LOOKING FOR HELP GETTING FTP OR SFTP WORKING. IT'S DEAD TO ME.

 

 

 

However, I'm really open to any windows freeware I could use to help share a bunch of files and directories with a Mac user through a browser. I'm thinking locally hosted dropbox type thing, but I would need to grant read only access to several directories on a few disks. Windows 10.

 

 

 

Suggestions please.. Honestly I haven't searched because I feel mentally drained after trying to make SFTP work for so long. (I think many of the issues are Fetch incompatibilities but that was the other end of the phone)

 

 

 

Cheers -N

 

 


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sounds like you need a bit of help getting ftp set up?




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  Reply # 1833522 29-Jul-2017 19:36
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macuser:

 

sounds like you need a bit of help getting ftp set up?

 

 

Nah, I've even sacrificed the requisite chicken... Still no go.

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1833524 29-Jul-2017 19:37
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Why not just give them or send them a USB stick? I personally only use FTP uploading websites onto a remote server.




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  Reply # 1833527 29-Jul-2017 19:44
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mattwnz:

 

Why not just give them or send them a USB stick? I personally only use FTP uploading websites onto a remote server.

 

 

Nope, I don't know what they want, they are browsing and grabbing. I want to set this up once and then not worry about it.

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1833530 29-Jul-2017 19:52
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FTP is really best for communicating with servers. One of you needs to set up a server if you want to transfer files.

 

Bittorrent Sync is a great way to get data between two computers. It's pretty fast, reliable, and free.





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  Reply # 1833533 29-Jul-2017 19:57
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IIS / WebDAV is something already on windows has good compatibility.

Eg; https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21629?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US

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  Reply # 1833549 29-Jul-2017 20:41
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both ends on nat makes for FTP being crap IME.

 

Add to that the stupid attempts that routers have to fix it with the ALG which just breaks it in different ways. Ugh.

 

Can you just open up a ssh port and use SCP instead? filezilla can browse SCP fine. give them an account with no other access.





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  Reply # 1833564 29-Jul-2017 21:24
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Toss it all up on MEGA and give them the link.


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  Reply # 1833568 29-Jul-2017 21:35
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Own cloud could be a good option here.




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  Reply # 1833569 29-Jul-2017 21:36
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hio77: Own cloud could be a good option here.

 

Couldn't find a windows version... (as specified in OP)

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1833572 29-Jul-2017 21:40
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Try Tonido. I have it running on a HP Microserver at home. You can set it as a service (no need for anyone to be logged in for it to run).





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  Reply # 1833573 29-Jul-2017 21:41
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gzt: IIS / WebDAV is something already on windows has good compatibility.

Eg; https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21629?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US

 

 

If you don't have the IIS service installed, don't bother. Also you need to have the latest updates - there are some WebDAV vulnerabilities that you need plugged.







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  Reply # 1833574 29-Jul-2017 21:43
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freitasm:

 

Try Tonido. I have it running on a HP Microserver at home. You can set it as a service (no need for anyone to be logged in for it to run).

 

 

I got as far as installing it and reading their T&C / privacy policy and there was some stuff in there I didn't like, so shelved it for the meantime... I might come back and try it again as it seems there's nearly nothing available that actually does what I want.

 

Good to know you have it running locally... Presumably no bad fish-hooks then... (Do you have to go through their DDNS solution and can you enable HTTPS?)

 

Cheers - N


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Yes, I am using with their DDNS ([username].tonidoid.com) and yes it's HTTPS. I have been using for years - actually as a paid user first then their made it free for home user with all features.





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