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#1 shark101a

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 04:32 PM

I have a probably dumb question- Can a workstation be used as a server? For instance, I have an extra desktop and I was hoping to turn into a file sharing server. I am trying to go around buying an actual server. Can this be done?

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 08:50 AM

Simple answer - yes, probably.


What operating systems are running on those PCs?

What files do you wish to share?

What programs use them?


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Posted 18 October 2007 - 03:47 PM

Okay I am running windows XP...but get this.. its from three different locations that are not tied together. I guess what I am trying to establish is a FTP connection to share files and have that one server host all the files.

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Posted 19 October 2007 - 07:35 AM

Why do you not take a look at FileZilla Server 0.9.23. It is a freeware open source server that runs under Windows XP. BTW if you want to run an HTTP server (Web) look at Window's IIS. It works very well.
For detail instruction look at http://www.DSLwebServer.com and http://www.PortForward.com
If you have a Dynamic IP address try http://www.NO-IP.com It is a free Dynamic DNS service that will update you IP address as frequently as every 30 minutes. That is more than adequate to keep you servers with a current IP address for the Tier I and II master DNS servers.
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