sending big files

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wmmk

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hi.
my friend has to send me a few certain huge files. we're talkin' a few gigs here. i have apache running on my mac mini. is there any way in which he can put the file on my server? i can not connect to my own computer by doing the connect to server thing in finder. is there anyway, either with or without the use of my server, that he can send me 3-7 gigs worth of stuff?
 

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Mitthrawnuruodo said:
Depends on 1) his upload speed and 2) your download speed.

Example: With 2 mbps lines end-to-end, a 6 GB file should take roughly 6 to 7 hours.
yikes! can he mount my server, then drag the files?
 

janey

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Use torrents. Seriously. Not gonna speed anything up, but it's useful for transferring files because you can pick up from where you left off, and it doesn't saturate your bandwidth like iChat does if you limit your upload speed.

Given it'll take at least several hours, probably a good idea to make sure you can resume uploads/downloads just in case.

In all honesty, mailing the thing is faster.

Otherwise, it's not Apache you want on YOUR computer. It's either Apache on the other person's computer, or you setting up ftp/ssh/afp/smb on your computer so he can login and then drag/drop the files.

btw apache is a webserver, obviously you wouldnt be able to connect to your computer using AFP if it's not enabled. However, what you can do is go into safari and type in "http://localhost/" and you can see what Apache does..
 

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well, what i'd be getting would be CS2 off his multi user liscense, but if there's a faster way that's just as legal.....
BINGO!!! IDEA!!!
could i download a demo and use his CD liscence code?
 

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Democrat622 said:
well, what i'd be getting would be CS2 off his multi user liscense, but if there's a faster way that's just as legal.....
BINGO!!! IDEA!!!
could i download a demo and use his CD liscence code?
Why do I get the feeling that your friend's volume license for CS2 isn't legal?
At any rate, I know the demo can be upgraded to full with a single user license. Dunno about volume license.
 

yg17

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janey said:
Haha, well, if I don't, there's always f**kinggoogleit.com...
That site actually exists (if you replace the ** with uc obviously :D)

well, what i'd be getting would be CS2 off his multi user liscense, but if there's a faster way that's just as legal.....
BINGO!!! IDEA!!!
could i download a demo and use his CD liscence code?
You're 12. I doubt your friend is much older. I highly doubt your friend can afford CS2, especially a multi-user license. I bet its illegal.
 

jsw

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I've received a PM from Democrat622 giving me cause to believe that there is a reasonable enough chance that the license mentioned might indeed be a legitimate one.

However, I have no proof that it is, but I'll assume for the moment that Democrat622 will verify its legitimacy.
 

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yg17 said:
You're 12. I doubt your friend is much older. I highly doubt your friend can afford CS2, especially a multi-user license. I bet its illegal.
This kid is in a family with two macs, and the dad is a graphic designer. The dad is simply guy who does well at work, and encourages his kids to appreciate his work by buying them fun software. All my parents buy me is MS Word. Yawn....:)
Seriously, I will make sure that all is legit before installing this software.
I am against piracy. Period.

btw, can indesign be used for webstuff, or only print?
thanks :D

also, to pirate adobe software, i'd need to bypass activation, which is impossible. i am legit, and can prove it (somehow)
 

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Democrat622 said:
also, to pirate adobe software, i'd need to bypass activation, which is impossible. i am legit, and can prove it (somehow)
Uh, no its not impossible. Not going to say how I know, but lets just say its possible (and extremely easy)
 

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Democrat622 said:
also, to pirate adobe software, i'd need to bypass activation, which is impossible. i am legit, and can prove it (somehow)
I am not condoning illegal activities, however, it is well known that volume/multi-user licenses for CS2 don't require activation (as it would become a huuuuge pain, obviously).

From http://www.adobe.com/products/activation/
How does activation affect Adobe Open Options volume licensing customers?

Do Adobe Open Options customers have to activate each copy they install?
Product activation applies mostly to the individual retail versions of Adobe software products and is generally not part of the Adobe Open Options programs. In some regions, activation might apply to certain volume licensing programs.
 

CanadaRAM

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Democrat622 said:
This kid is in a family with two macs, and the dad is a graphic designer. The dad is simply guy who does well at work, and encourages his kids to appreciate his work by buying them fun software. All my parents buy me is MS Word. Yawn....:)
Seriously, I will make sure that all is legit before installing this software.
I am against piracy. Period.

btw, can indesign be used for webstuff, or only print?
thanks :D

also, to pirate adobe software, i'd need to bypass activation, which is impossible. i am legit, and can prove it (somehow)
In general, a corporate license or a site license is valid only for machines under the roof of that company / university or employees employed by / students attending that company / university. They may not be sold or given to any other party that does not fall under that qualification. And even so, the license is purchased on a per-seat basis, so when a firm adds an employee, they have to buy an extra license or 'seat' for their site - at a discount from retail but still in the $100s.

In the case where a software license says "you can install this on two machines, one main machine and a laptop or home machine" the license will also say that both machines have to be owned by the purchaser of the software, and the software cannot be in use on both machines at once.

The Apple Family packs and the Microsoft Student Teacher editions that have 5 and 3 installs respectively, both have similar "under one roof" clauses.

Without commenting on the specific situation (which we do not have the details of) I cannot think of any situation where installing a piece of software with a buddy's serial number - unless an additional license has been purchased - is permitted.
 

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I've spent some more time on Adobe's site, as well as the site the software was purchased, and I see no explanation of how the license could cover multiple users in different homes. I didn't have time earlier to look into it much.

So, while I believe that Democrat622 will look further into the legitimacy of the license, I'm not encouraged.

Hence, a lock.
 
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