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#1 cooldudenz

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Posted 14 October 2014 - 08:04 PM

I have been trying to find a piece of software to host a FTP server on my PC, mainly for automatic uploads from my IP Cam. Have had ALOT of trouble finding some that A, works and B, is free.

 

I've tried a bunch, some of which looked to only access servers not host, I don't recall many as I've deleted them.

From memory, FileZilla, SmartFTP, Xlight.

 

Happy to try one of these again if it can do what I need, but from what I saw it either wasn't for hosting a server, or wasn't free.

 

Any suggestions?

 

I had also been told drop box has an FTP upload function, which would suit my needs. However it appears that function is only on the paid version? correct me if I'm wrong.

 

 

Thanks.



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Posted 14 October 2014 - 11:40 PM

Generally server software costs money. Filezilla does have the server software. Windows 7 IIS how to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWpZkhXnhds Remember FTP is not secure and your password login is sent in plain text over the internet. It's best to use SFTP. That functionality is on Windows Server.

 

The next best thing is linux opensource and setup a linux box. You could use COPSSH for Windows. Thow it on a old XP box or somthing. https://www.itefix.net/copssh

The freebie download of copssh has some limitations. It only allows 1 user etc. It works well with Filezilla, WinSCP, Putty Bash and tcp proxy tunneling.



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Posted 15 October 2014 - 10:57 AM

I took a XP computer, installed IIS, setup the FTP, opened up the ports on the firewall, confirmed they have a static IP and there you go. Doesn't get more free than that.

 

Filezilla I use to access the FTP server.

 

 

I have been trying to find a piece of software to host a FTP server on my PC, mainly for automatic uploads from my IP Cam. Have had ALOT of trouble finding some that A, works and B, is free.

 

I've tried a bunch, some of which looked to only access servers not host, I don't recall many as I've deleted them.

From memory, FileZilla, SmartFTP, Xlight.

 

Happy to try one of these again if it can do what I need, but from what I saw it either wasn't for hosting a server, or wasn't free.

 

Any suggestions?

 

I had also been told drop box has an FTP upload function, which would suit my needs. However it appears that function is only on the paid version? correct me if I'm wrong.

 

 

Thanks.


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Posted 15 October 2014 - 10:39 PM

Thanks Guys, I will look into this IIS thing tonight (never herd of it)






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