How to share files over the internet?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Palleraa, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. Palleraa macrumors member

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    I use OSX Lion on my Mac Mini.

    Once a week i record a radioshow which ends up as a ~300MB MP3 file in a folder on my mac. My friend, who lives on the other side of the planet wants to get to this file. How do I manage that? I would prefer not to have any security other than you need the correct IP-adress (or similar). It needs to be using a standard protocol (http, ftp, ?). Any good ideas?

    Some sort of online sharing service would also be fine. But it needs several giga-bytes and I dont wanna pay :)
     
  2. rowley macrumors 6502

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_5 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8L1 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Filezilla server is good.
    Ssh and scp works too.
    I personally used abyss server with passowrded login.

    Investigate those.
     
  3. miknos macrumors 6502a

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    Try MediaFire. You have to split files into 200mb parts.

    Don't have BS waiting time for non-paying.
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    What about Dropbox? You get 2GB free, and if the files are 300MB, your friend can just delete them once he copies it to his computer.
     
  5. iAmYou macrumors 6502

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  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I agree, Dropbox is very useful for sharing/transferring/syncing files between computers.
     
  7. mrmessenger macrumors newbie

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    How do you send a file to someone others dropbox?
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    They can share their entire Dropbox folder or just a sub-folder with you, or you can put the file in a sub-folder of your Dropbox and share it with them. When you share with others, Dropbox sends them an email message with a link to the folder where the file is located. The Dropbox site has documentation on how do use it effectively.
     
  9. robgendreau macrumors 68030

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    Dropbox is great.

    And if that isn't enough, there's also SpiderOak (disclaimer: if you PM me for a link I get free GBs…Dropbox too).

    Or SugarSync.

    I couldn't get by without these services, not only for file sharing but for cloud storage for myself.

    Rob
     
  10. Chairman.Jobbie, Oct 2, 2011
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    Chairman.Jobbie macrumors 6502

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    http://sendoid.com/

    Sendoid is an on-demand peer to peer transfer system. It makes transferring any size file between two people as simple as clicking a link!

    Worth a look - found them today. Seem to fit what you want.
     
  11. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Or, you could just use the same login info and only share those files between you ...
     
  12. Palleraa thread starter macrumors member

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    Loads of good ideas. I use dropbox alot and actually created a seperate account for this purpose, but 2GB is a bit on the low side. Im gonna take a look at Worm. Preferably it shouldn't require any work on my side once the show is automatically recorded and saved to a folder it should become available to my friend without any software on his end.

    Basically a FTP-server would be ideal, but all I can find is alot of over complicated and obsolete server programs. Maybe I should check out FileZilla server again.
     
  13. Sam2lucky13 macrumors 6502

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  14. Sam2lucky13 macrumors 6502

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    absolutely fantastic and replaced fileai for me also no file size restriction!!!..i searched for something like this and came up empty a few months ago..

    thanks!
     

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