Using an old mac as an...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by Lopez.T.H., Aug 26, 2005.

  1. Lopez.T.H. macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2005
    FTP File Server. Or some sort of file hosting thing. I was thinking of one of those G3 iBook Clamshells. (I really like those things)
  2. varmit macrumors 68000


    Aug 5, 2003
    Well, if you can hook up a drive to it, and setup ftp, well, you got an ftp file server. It might not be fast, but yeah, it will do ftp. I would personlly try for ssh, more secure, and doing a scp command in terminal will give speeder transfers than sftp.
  3. Lopez.T.H. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2005
    woa woa woa woa..... explain? I have no clue what youre talking about.
  4. spaceballl macrumors 68030


    Nov 2, 2003
    San Francisco, CA
  5. apple_g5 macrumors member


    Apr 9, 2005
    Innsbruck, Austria
    Powerbook 1400

    I am still using my powerbook 1400! Wonderful machine... just ok for some typing stuff or power point!

    -> but ill order a new ibook on monday ;D
  6. tuartboy macrumors 6502a


    May 10, 2005
    Fast version:

    SSH stands for Secure Shell which is a protocol that allows encrypted communications over networks such as the internet. You set up a SSH server, open up the default port 25 on your router, and use OS X terminal to login to your server's IP address. Once logged in it will allow you to operate as though you were sitting at that computer's terminal input. You can execute operations and access files. It is all command prompt, though.

    SCP (secure copy protocol) allows you to transfer files from an SSH server to your local machine much like an ftp program. The files transferred will be encrypted by the protocol as well, so you will be much more secure than standard ftp as well. This can be done in the terminal as well.

    that's about it.

    Oh, if you need windows access as well, putty is by far the best SSH client IMHO and WinSCP is great as well.
  7. tuartboy macrumors 6502a


    May 10, 2005
  8. killmoms macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2003
    Washington, DC
    Doesn't turning on SSH also activate SFTP by default? That's an easier option than SCP, isn't it?

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