FTP between two computers

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by keego, Nov 13, 2003.

  1. keego macrumors newbie

    Nov 13, 2003
    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?
    You will need a static ip along with an ftp server as well as a ftp
    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


    Feb 2, 2002
    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.

  3. keego thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 13, 2003
    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.

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