FTP between two computers

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  1. keego macrumors newbie

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    I ask my service provider for a way to transfer files from a friend in another town to my service provider and they replied: Does this sound right?
    David,
    You will need a static ip along with an ftp server as well as a ftp
    client.
    Although we do offer a static ip, vpn's and ftp are the preference
    (responsiblity) of the customer for setup and networking. For static ip
    information do contact our sales dept at 1-800-527-2404 ext 4

    Prairie iNet
    Tech Support
     
  2. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

    rainman::|:|

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    prairie iNet. lol... where are you at? i work right by their des moines office. anyway, FTP is really not terribly secure, and not something i'd be using on a regular basis for this sort of thing. Since you have a Mac, you can network right over TCP/IP. get a static address if they don't charge you, otherwise you'll need to give your IP address to your friend each time it changes. You could also set up a private Hotline server, which is what i would personally do. but really, FTP isn't worth the security risks.

    pnw
     
  3. keego thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ftp between computers

    they charge for static IP. How expensive is it for the private hotline? the friend has a home movie to share. security should be much of a problem. I would appreciate any instruction for the FTP or otherwise. I am located 44 miles south of Chicago, about as far east as prairieinet goes.
    Dave
     

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