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Topic # 86975 16-Jul-2011 13:03
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hey guys, im at uni with like 300 people on the network in my hostel.
im wondering, how can i select specific users to allow them to access my files over the lan.
last time i let everybody use it, and my pc pretty much seized up until i removed the cord.
just hoping to select like 10 people... hoping there is no additional software required. i looked into advanced sharing but didnt see much options there

hope someone can help :)
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  Reply # 494011 16-Jul-2011 14:13
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Setup a FTP server using Filezilla and issue passwords :)
Can also rate limit them that way




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  Reply # 494270 17-Jul-2011 12:38
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xpd: Setup a FTP server using Filezilla and issue passwords :)
Can also rate limit them that way


thanks for your reply, does this still go through windows explorer? or do i have to install software on everyone elses laptops too?




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  Reply # 494273 17-Jul-2011 12:49
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You can just use a browser to access it.

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  Reply # 494274 17-Jul-2011 12:50
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your computer would need the ftp server installed. but they would still be able to access it via windows explorer....Tho thats not the preferred way to browse ftp's

option 2 is setting up user access rights. a LOT more work, but wouldnt require anything at there end, or any extra programs installed.


the FTP server would be easiest



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  Reply # 494327 17-Jul-2011 17:10
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cheers ill google it up tonight, if there is a guide or anything that would be appreciated, but all goods. thanks heaps




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  Reply # 494339 17-Jul-2011 18:10
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Filezilla server is fairly straight forward to setup.....

For end users accessing you, they just need your IP and username/password you make for them.
They then just use IE (or FTP client if so wish), and browse to ftp://yourip/ (or ftp://yourip:portnumber if you decide to use a different port from the normal port 21 FTP uses)





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  Reply # 494431 17-Jul-2011 23:40
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weezo and filezilla both look great ! about to get stuck into them now, but one more question. will it still be LAN transfer speed? or will it use their internet cap and be limited to the speed of the internet. here we get 12mbps lan speed and 400kbps download during the day (faster at night). cheers




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  Reply # 494469 18-Jul-2011 08:36
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Long as they use your LAN IP to connect, it should be LAN traffic at full speed unless you rate limit them via the Filezilla server. But in saying that, get a few users on a gigabit LAN leehcing off you and they will all start to get slower speeds, the pipes only so big :)




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  Reply # 494472 18-Jul-2011 09:02
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b0untypure1: weezo and filezilla both look great ! about to get stuck into them now, but one more question. will it still be LAN transfer speed? or will it use their internet cap and be limited to the speed of the internet. here we get 12mbps lan speed and 400kbps download during the day (faster at night). cheers


Weezo is instant, well it feels that way when I transfer files from over the lan. It was a pain to setup in Windows 7 though, WinXP it was all done after install. Win 7 I had to get someone from geekzone to help me through configuring.




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  Reply # 494474 18-Jul-2011 09:21
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Start a DC Hub,

http://www.ynhub.org/ for the server

and get them to install http://sourceforge.net/projects/icedc/

That way you can password protect the hub and each user can share between themselves

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  Reply # 494476 18-Jul-2011 09:25
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Forgot about DC even tho we tend to run it at our LANs...or used to.

Always had an odd issue with it where everyone would be getting great speeds except 1 user. Usually me... I even swapped hardware, software, OS etc and still had issues. People could leech off me at full speed but I couldnt get anything over 300k. Then it might work for a few hours and someone else would have the issue.

Tend to just use Windows sharing these days.... seems to be more reliable with Teracopy installed.




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  Reply # 494495 18-Jul-2011 10:10
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awesome, speed is not much issue. anything over 5mbps (i guess) would be good. im not going to be some leach hound (already couldnt use my pc cause of this) but ill just be sharing it with my close mates. ill rip into it tonight, get some people connected and see how it goes.

thanks again for the help, if i get stuck ill post back here. thanks for the input bobby, but ill be the host, other people can share their own things over the normal network and get bombarded (lol) at one stage i spotted "are you sure you want to stop sharing?" 270 users... ffs.

i guess even a 300k speed transfer is ideal for NZ :P but yea ill see how it goes.

back to HTML and java @ uni...

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