I have an old computer I'm thinking of turning into a home theatre PC, as well as a dedicated FTP and multiplayer game server. Can it be done, and what do I need? Tech specs and more detailed questions inside. [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000
on Jan 23, 2013 -
Let's say I have 300,000 files on a webserver in a single directory. I want to download them to a local directory and then delete them. My FTP client of choice
is choking on the task. What should I do?
posted by fake
on Dec 18, 2012 -
A company I just interviewed with has an unsecured FTP site where their IT department posts full versions of copyrighted software, among other things. Yikes? [more inside]
posted by bloggerwench
on Sep 26, 2012 -
I'm using FileZilla to ftp files to my web server. I want these directories and files to be viewable to the public so they can browse the folders, find the document they'd like to view and download it to their computer. I'm having trouble figuring out the correct file attributes, which you can set with FileZilla. [more inside]
posted by Jackie_Treehorn
on Mar 24, 2012 -
I need to transfer 350GB (around 70GB x 5) from 5 servers to my server. Must I download all the information to my computer (not that bad time-wise) and re-upload to my server (very bad time-wise). Is there some way I can do an FTP to FTP transfer. [more inside]
posted by sandra_s
on Mar 6, 2012 -
Since about a week my work as a web developer has become incredibly frustrating due to intermittent but very frequent FTP problems. Making small changes in a remote stylesheet has become agony (7 out of 10 times the uploading fails, have to restart software and try again). I cannot find the root cause. It's not the software (tried several different applications), it's not the server (problems occur on all the websites I manage) and it happens on both uploading and downloading. I have turned off firewalls, antivirus software and things like DropBox but all to no avail. I don't have any other connection issues (I'm not on WiFi and web browsing and bittorrent work fine for example).
I'm on a 64-bit Windows 7 Professional (Service Pack 1 with all the latest updates installed) laptop. That is the only variable I cannot change, I don't have another computer at hand.
Does anyone have an idea what could be causing these problems? Is there something else I could try to fix it?
posted by dinkyday
on Feb 20, 2012 -
I am looking for advice to come up with a technological solution for a physician’s office in NB, Canada. The scenario is that I would like patient files to be accessible remotely while still satisfying health privacy laws (PIPEDA), especially the part about patient records having to be stored in Canada. [more inside]
posted by carolr
on Nov 9, 2011 -
We need an FTP Site for our website--a place where we can let users login & upload/download files that are too big for email - CAD, PDF's, movies, etc. Or do we? Obviously, I need the hive's expertise on this one; what solutions do you recommend? [more inside]
posted by Kronur
on Aug 10, 2011 -
Is there a point where it makes more financial sense to backup home PCs to personal offsite storage (via FTP) instead of using something like Mozy, Backblaze, Crashplan, etc...? [more inside]
posted by teg4rvn
on May 24, 2011 -
Mac: How can I ftp the contents of a smart playlist in iTunes on a scheduled (daily) basis? [more inside]
posted by digividal
on Apr 5, 2011 -
I have a photo blog on blogger.com that I haven't posted to in some time and, when I just tried, got the following message:
"Blogger no longer supports FTP publishing.
If you are interested in continuing to maintain your blog on Blogger, use the FTP Migration Tool."
I cannot find the FTP Migration tool. Any advice?
posted by tangyraspberry
on Jan 20, 2011 -
Reliable FTP client for iPad, including direct editing of remote text files (ideally with some degree of syntax highlighting) and uploading of non-text files? All options I've found in the App Store have mixed-to-poor reviews.
posted by kalapierson
on Sep 21, 2010 -
I'm looking for an osx app which would periodically check a folder on a remote WebDAV volume and download anything which has appeared on the same day. [more inside]
posted by monocultured
on Sep 3, 2010 -
Is there a plugin or easy bit of functionality that will allow a person to easily upload large files to my wordpress site? [more inside]
posted by visual mechanic
on Jul 18, 2010 -
Getting "access is denied" or "an operation was attempted on something that is not a socket." when trying to FTP the My Documents directory of different computer. [more inside]
posted by Four Flavors
on Jan 3, 2010 -
I have some wordpress sites hosted at bluehost that I want to keep backed up. Can you help me automate this? Detailed needs inside. [more inside]
posted by stupidsexyFlanders
on Dec 5, 2009 -
I want someone to be able to put files on a webserver. I don't want to give them ftp access. I'd like to tell them: Attach your file to an email and send it to this address. Is there a way they can email an attachment so that it puts the attachment in a specified folder on the server? [more inside]
posted by stupidsexyFlanders
on Oct 27, 2009 -
I am trying to set up my router so that I can get at my files on my 3 NAS boxes. These NAS boxes are 1) D-Link DNS323, Infrant ReadyNAS NV+, and a Buffalo TeraStation HD-H2.0TGL/R5. The router is connected to the internet via a home service cable modem so it won't have a static IP and one step is to find the IP address before accessing.
I have a router (DLink DGL-4100) which says it can make a IPSec VPN or FTP using a Virtual Server (I think). There would be no other PCs on the network since I would be taking my laptop with me when I access the network. The manuals for the routers talk about FTP serving but if I get a VPN set in my router then I should be able to just browse for whatever I want that way...right?
The instructions say it can be done, but how? Please give me step by step instructions the best you can for setting up the router, the NAS boxes and my XP laptop (with suggested software, if necessary) since I have looked all over the internet and can't find anything I can understand. Of course the access should be encrypted and password protected.
THANKS GUYS. [more inside]
posted by CodeMonkey
on Oct 16, 2009 -
What options exist for a painless way for transferring large (.ppt) files? Especially when it's for people whose work environment may make it impossible for them to download software for FTP transfers or use services like YouSendIt? [more inside]
posted by green_flash
on Aug 20, 2009 -
I'd like to move a big file (110gig) to a business associate across the internet. The file must arrive in as fast a time frame as possible in order to update a database with as little downtime as possible. [more inside]
posted by BrodieShadeTree
on Jul 15, 2009 -
Question #1767346834 in our exhausting ERP integration process: Is there a way to automate an FTP process so that "Everytime file x lands in folder y, we send file x to ftp://whatever/import"? More inside. [more inside]
posted by GilloD
on Jun 5, 2009 -
Looking to automate the backup and download of mySQL tables on a cPanel webhost to an external FTP site. [more inside]
posted by GJSchaller
on Apr 10, 2009 -
I'm sharing files by dropping them into a folder in my public_html folder. Is there an easy way to generate a tasteful, simple front-end that's more appealing than the standard web-browser's text list? [more inside]
posted by huron
on Mar 28, 2009 -
Is there any FTP client or trickery to remember the UNIX permissions when transferring files from a UNIX machine to a Windows machine? [more inside]
posted by pineappleclock
on Mar 27, 2009 -
Hi - I'm looking for a web-based FTP solution for a client.
The requirements are:
* 100 gigs storage
* Up to 100 users
* Admininstrative interface to create/manage users and directory/file access
* Progress bar
* Can accept files up to 1G.
Any recommendations would be appreciated.
posted by rmmcclay
on Mar 16, 2009 -
The Windows ftp.exe command line program does not support passive mode. Can anyone point me to definitive documentation, preferably from Microsoft, that states this is true? [more inside]
posted by Roger Dodger
on Feb 13, 2009 -
How to automate FTP user creation
on Mac OS X
(running Apache) retrieving usernames and passwords from another http (linux) server? [more inside]
posted by lion
on Dec 8, 2008 -
Would anyone care to comment on the most practical way, given access to a command line Fedora box, I can obtain a copy of a folder and its contents? [more inside]
posted by dance
on Sep 2, 2008 -
What is the best way for someone without HTML knowledge (and no wish to learn) to make simple edits to an existing website? We used to use Adobe Contribute -- are there cheaper alternatives? [more inside]
posted by Idcoytco
on Aug 18, 2008 -