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Old 12-20-2004, 12:30 AM   #1
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hey I was just wondering if it is possible to connect to another computer over the internet with an ftp client, via the ip address. can I do it?
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Old 12-20-2004, 01:59 AM   #2
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use telnet. or terminal services
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Old 12-20-2004, 12:28 PM   #3
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where and how is that?
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Old 12-20-2004, 03:46 PM   #4
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it works. now you can alwys use remote desktop connection.
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ok first thing first Remote desktop only works if the other computer has Windows XP proffessional. Telnet requires you to turn on the telnet service on that computer and Telnet is very unsafe unless you want full command line control of that computer in which case it would be used to use a vpn connection as well. Ftp Requires a FTP service to be running on the remote computer. Which can be done if you have proffessional using IIS. Although through all cases you will have to reconfigure the remote computers firewall to allow you in on your desired port. which I suggest you change the ftp port for the sake of computer safety if you chose to use the ftp service.
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Old 12-21-2004, 02:01 PM   #6
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how do I configure it? and what happens if the comp has sp2 installed? sp2 seems like it wants to block everything
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ok to setup the ftp service on the remote computer. download something like http://www.cerberusftp.com/
on it and install, afterwards if you have sp2 installed then you will just need to go to your firewall properties and go to exceptions then add a port name it ftp and make it a tcp 21 and thats it now anyone can see into the files you allow the service to see from any place that has a internet connection and they know the ip. another thing you will need to do is inside the gui of that server on the remote computer is setup a username and password that username will what keep hackers from screwing with the files when they portscan that computer and they will most likely be scanning it.
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Old 12-21-2004, 06:58 PM   #8
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cool is that program you mentioned free?
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yep its free as long as you dont try to run a business off of it then you have to pay
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dont you hate it whaen SP2 is pre installed, thats why I look for older versions of xp.
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actually I have rolled sp2 into all my windows xp install cds now. its just a safer first install becouse you dont have to worry about blaster or all that crap when you are trying to get drivers. plus SP2 is only a problem if you try to upgrade a windows to it much like the whole upgrading a window 98 to a windows 98se.
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Old 12-27-2004, 11:19 PM   #12
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sp2 does seem to be nice. if it is done right there doesn't seem to be any problems with it.
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try also this golden ftp server - very free easy ftp server...
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Believe it or not i have NO windows updates done except the IE6 ones... I have sp2 installed and NO problems
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you can get remote desktop on XP home, the setup files are buried deep in the sytem files. if im thinking of the right thing, lol

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Yeah you can download the client for xp home
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