Access and Backup Files

Discussion in 'Windows Applications' started by Tuffgong4, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. Tuffgong4

    Tuffgong4 The Donger Need Food!!!! Political User

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    I was thinking of setting a small file server (50-100 gigs) to have my brother and certain friends, upload and download important files.

    Would FTP or an HTTP file server be the most secure way for someone to have access only to their share?

    Or if there is another solution that would work for this.

    I'm not running crazy server software, just literally Vista Business. There will not be a lot of activity for this service so it won't be sucking my bandwidth or using a lot of resources.

    Thanks guys.
     
  2. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    I had a rough time getting FTP server software that worked on Vista, ended up going with Bulletproof FTP and it worked great. You can create individual user accounts and give them access to their own directories and set them as home dirs.
     
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    Tuffgong4 The Donger Need Food!!!! Political User

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    that is awesome, I will give it a shot and test it. I might be able to get a few people to use it Thanks!
     
  4. LordOfLA

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    filezilla ftp server :)

    or a linux box and scp and private keys :)
     
  5. Johnny

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    I used to use fileshare pro. It is a cool program that will allow you to set directories to download and upload.

    http://www.wfshome.com/
     
  6. Dark Atheist

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    ioftpd for windows
    vsftpd for linux
     
  7. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    As for FTP Servers; I always been partial to Serv-U FTP Server....

    I am going to be setting up a file server here soon and will be deciding on the OS to use for it. So this info will come in handy for me.
     
  8. Tuffgong4

    Tuffgong4 The Donger Need Food!!!! Political User

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    Thanks guys, I'm going to start testing a few one at a time and see which one best fits my needs. PLease keep the suggestions coming.

    How secure are all of these?
     
  9. Dark Atheist

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    they are as secure as you make them :)
     
  10. Tuffgong4

    Tuffgong4 The Donger Need Food!!!! Political User

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    That is my concern, how do I make them more secure without blocking people that don't have knowledge of more advanced methods? Forwarding ports in my router?