Originally Posted by briggs&straton
why dont you just use like filezilla server, i set a ftp server up at my house, and all i have to do was config the filezilla program to use the IP of my harddrive or what ever ip device you will be using for the fileserver. then on the the router, if you have a router to where you can have the dyndns automatically update your dns. then login with your dyndns account info. you will also have to port forward your device that you are using for ftp and the computer where filezilla is at. if this is to vague please let me know
Easy, a whole other box running is say 200W (4.8kw per day) 1.7 MW per year. At £0.12 per kw that's £210 a year,
A hdd plugged into a router is an extra 30W, that£31 a year to run.
Doesn't sound like a lot extra, but that's a really low power machine, why add additional load and cost when you don't have to.