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Tvis
Hey guys...

Sure there would be someone with the same problem. I'm currently living in Mexico, my family lives in Europe, now I found a MP3 CD with songs that my parents like a lot. It's loaded, 700 MB. I would like to send the song via the net. Should be possible. But how??

I tried Rapidshare.de (cut the files in 99MB each) but after 2 hours when I was supposed to get the download link...it was dead...and no link Crying or Very sad

Can I use FTP to connect my compu with my dad's???

Anyone an idea?
Donutey
Well you could use an email service that allows large attachments (i believe gmail would work, pm me with your email for an invite if you want it)

Or you could just use the Aol Instant Messenger program, both people get it, then use the "send file" feature for a simple direct connection.
Xeniczone
yousendit.com lets you send 1gb it will stay on there server for 7 days or 50downloads
broti
Try www.filefront.com Great site.

Or if you want to use ftp, try www.ipswitch.com , WS_FTP Pro. Lovely tool. If your upload speed's crap you should try stuff like FileFront or other ones.

You could also copy the cd and send it with a postcard:P lol jk Laughing
Tvis
Thanks...

As of now I'm trying, yousendit.com, but it is not very fast. I was thinking about FTP myself. But how does that work?

Do I send the file to Ipswich.com and my dad can download from there? Can I delete it afterwards, or how does that work? Or do I connect my compu directly with his?? I was thinking FTP because in my eyes that is the fastest way. But I only know FTP from uploading to my website. But Frihost for example only supports 250MB...with the 700MB CD...forget it. Moreover, I already used like 150MB on the site.
ultraman
I am assuming that you just made an ISO or Image of your cd? Or do you just have mp3s burnt to a disk. Why don't you just take your broken up parts (99mb) files and send them over MSN messenger. I used to send files around that size and I have got fairly high transfer speeds with it.
Later
grantmaster
yes you can use FTP, if your server storage space is large enough.

If you want to set up your own FTP server....

your ISP must allow incoming connections...

You must set up a web server in your location and then set up a FTP server and user account

Linux works best for this,
srijit
try http://yousendit.com that usually works
or send it by mail Smile
gonzo
up to 1.5 gigs, downside must use RedSwoosh to download 99+ meg size
http://FileFactory.com

up to 1.2 gigs
http://SendSpace.com

up to 1.0 gigs, NEVER expires, must be game related
http://FileFront.com

All three provide an indicator of actual upload transfer speed (not real time)


Does this help?
gonzo
Instead of FTP consider sFTP (SSH2 FTP)


GREAT win32 FTP server packages include: (in descending preference)
Raiden FTPd, http://www.raidenftpd.com/
BlackMoon, http://www.blackmoonftpserver.com/
WAR daemon, http://www.warftp.org/
BulletProof, http://www.bpftpserver.com/
Gene6, http://www.g6ftpserver.com/
Titan, http://www.southrivertech.com/products/titanftp/index.html
Cerberus, http://www.cerberusftp.com/
FileZilla, http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=21558&package_id=21737



FTP server software favored by retards -- AVOID: Serv-U



Server Addons... for serious serving
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mj_loc_nl
Tvis wrote:
Hey guys...

Sure there would be someone with the same problem. I'm currently living in Mexico, my family lives in Europe, now I found a MP3 CD with songs that my parents like a lot. It's loaded, 700 MB. I would like to send the song via the net. Should be possible. But how??

I tried Rapidshare.de (cut the files in 99MB each) but after 2 hours when I was supposed to get the download link...it was dead...and no link Crying or Very sad

Can I use FTP to connect my compu with my dad's???

Anyone an idea?


I would suggest to get 2 UNIX shell accounts somewhere at a server where you can “dump” your files and give your family the other account and grant them access to the file so the can ftp the file to there local machine. Other ways of doing this is to place it in your sharing dir of your P2P application.

On the other hand….. if you do not want to go true with all this trouble you could just burn a copy and send it by mail. If it takes you a couple of days to make this connection work it could be that normal post is faster. Wink Believe it or not.

I used the old postal service a couple of times to get large files over to other locations… (talking about 2.5 terabyte on several hard drives do)
steveadams617
Have you considered Hamachi? It is very easy to set up. It creates a safe tunnel through the internet directly from your computer to theirs. Then you can just share the folder on your hard drive and your family could grab it directly out of this folder. http://www.hamachi.cc/.

Let me know if you get serious about it and want more directions.
matt87
I like using BulletProofFTP as gonzo suggested. You can get the server which you would put on your computer to allow them to connect and download the file(s) off of you. You could set them a username/password and even send them to a specific folder on your computer. They can even send you stuff. The good thing about BulletProofFTP you could even download a client which they would use to connect to your FTP. Even though any FTP program would work or even their internet explorer would work its nice to see a program that works with another program made by the same company. If you need help with ripping the cd to mp3s or ripping the cd to an iso file let me know and I could help you out.
Pikokola
How about using a torrent [peer to peer] ? it will make them download directly from your PC Smile, you just need to send them the torrent file

Then post/ publish the torrent file

and they can download it using any torrent downloader (Azureus, Bittorent, just search in google and you'll find it)

Another way hmm... buy a paper, burn the file to the cd and... pack it then.. send it via mail Very Happy
matt87
Pikokola wrote:
...Another way hmm... buy a paper, burn the file to the cd and... pack it then.. send it via mail Very Happy


By paper... thats the oldest way in the book. Its much cheaper to send it using the computer. Thats why the computer was invented. I think more letters are being sent through email then through the regular mail.
pcguruservices.com
i've used mailbigfile.com

very simple, clean design, i like it.
luckybird
I have the same problems before. It is not difficult to find some place to upload your files, but uploading files is real disaster. We can use multiprocess type to download files but no such type to upload files. So the speed always lets me crazy.

Finally I decide to setup my own ftp sites. Now it is so easy to share big files with other people. If you can setup a ftp site which can be accessed by internet, that maybe the best way.
Tvis
Great advise,

I did it through yousendit.com, but I didn't like it. Ok, it did send the files. (7 files of 97 mb.). 2 files got "lost" and I had to resent them. At first it took about 2 hours to upload a file. But later on it started to get slower. Could be that my torrent program was interfearing the speed. I didn't want to quit downloading the programs I was downloading the same moment (and uploading by other people). So the last files took up to 4 hours!! With no status bar, I don't like this service.

But you gave me a lot of good tips, I will try those for sure. Because one thing I know now, it IS possible.

Thanks people! Very Happy
appsapps
you can always try Grouper.

Both parties will have to install & run it. And it doesn't allow the transfer of mp3 files. You will have to zip them up or something.

The nice thing about this is that you specify who is in your group. Nobody else can join or see your files.

It requires WinXP and the .net framework installed to be able to use it.

This is a great way for families to share videos, photos & stuff of the kids with grandparents that live at a great distance.
Nyizsa
I assume you run WinXP. If you ran Linux, it would be as easy as copying the file into the web server's directory (/var/www/apache2-default) and tell your family your IP address so letting them download the stuff. You can also play with WinXP's firewall settings, it may produce the same result.
Good luck!
dayers
I use www.sendthisfile.com . It's free and you can send up to 1.2 Gig files. It is also pretty fast. I usually make a compressed zip file that contains all the files I want to send and then send that. It seems to work
ezekiel_rage
dude! considering the hassles and time you will consume, is it worth it?

isn't it more practical to just send the CD via mail?

but then its YOUR CD, its your decision, really
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