Theiling Online    Sitemap    Conlang Mailing List HQ    Attic   

Re: TECH: info on ftp

From:David J. Peterson <dedalvs@...>
Date:Wednesday, August 27, 2008, 9:44
Oh, brother, I sent my reply to the list... I apologize. It's not�that the reply
wouldn't be generally useful, but it's not relevant�to conlanging, so I
wanted it go offlist. Sorry.
eleSkarez ygralleryf ydZZixelje je ox2mejze."�"No eternal reward will forgive
us now for wasting the dawn."��-Jim
Morrison����On Aug 26, 2008, at 11∞53 PM, Sai
Emrys wrote:��> FWIW, some services:�>�> will
store your <100MB attachment for sending�> in emails�> for about a week�> and its ilk will store yet larger files, but�> is more
a�> pain to use�>�> ServU and FileZilla are quite nice and easily
configured FTP�> servers for�> Windows, which I've used before. ("Before"
here meaning "back in�> 2000 when I�> actually used Windows on a regular
basis"...)�>�> I'm not familiar with good Mac software for this, and for
*nix the�> only�> thing I've ever used is ssh/scp rather than ftp.�>�>
One thing to mind is that FTP, unless you're doing something�> advanced,
sends�> passwords and content in the clear over the internet. This means�>
that anyone�> between the two computers involved can read any of that
data,�> including the�> username/password. So don't use it for anything
sensitive, and�> never ever�> use the same password for FTP as you use for
anything else...�> 'cause the�> first thing someone malicious would try
would be to reuse that same�> user/pass on other sites (e.g. web mail
services).�>�> All three are capable of doing Samba shares (on Windows it's
just�> called�> "[windows] file&folder sharing", on *nix it's the smb://
protocol,�> and on�> Mac it is too though they mostly try to hide it). This
is a relatively�> convenient method to share things when you can get the two
computers�> connected. This means though that either you have to allow
access�> from the�> outside and have a publicly accessible IP (or forwarded
port on the�> router),�> hopefully password protected, or have the
computers involved on the�> same LAN�> (e.g. a cable directly connecting
them). Samba is at least moderately�> encrypted, though it is fairly easy to
crack for someone with a�> modicum of�> skill.�>�> In any case, it's a
viable alternate method.�>�>�> FWIW what I personally use: YouSendIt (for
<100MB to normal�> people), one of�> the various servers I have access to
(scp up, simple HTTP download�> down), or�> direct-cable Samba (for largish
transfers between computers that�> are within�> sight of each other). YMMV
and all that.�>�> - Sai�