[conspire] Receiving larger files from non-linux users?

Carl Myers cmyers at cmyers.org
Mon Oct 1 07:26:03 PDT 2012

If I have the static IP and a linux machine behind it, with appropriate free
space, it is pretty trivial to use SCP.  Pretty much every linux machine runs
the open ssh daemon by default, so if you give them a guest account and set up
file permissions properly, then can copy the files right over using an interface
very similar to FTP.

Windows SCP client: http://winscp.net/eng/index.php
(putty also works I believe)

Mac has ssh built into the terminal, but there is also a GUI equivalent:

I haven't use the mac one, only winSCP, but I find it to be "what people who
want a GUI are looking for" *shudder*

Hope that helps!

On Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 01:59:33PM -0700, James Sundquist wrote:
> Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2012 13:59:33 -0700
> From: James Sundquist <sundquistjames at gmail.com>
> To: Ruben Safir <ruben at mrbrklyn.com>
> Cc: conspire at linuxmafia.com
> Subject: Re: [conspire] Receiving larger files from non-linux users?
>    I have the static IP and server space.  A webserver is probably exactly
>    what I need to setup.  Do you just rely on FTP?
>    On Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 1:43 PM, Ruben Safir <ruben at mrbrklyn.com> wrote:
>      On Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 12:52:30PM -0700, James Sundquist wrote:
>      >     I've been relying on Dropbox a lot for sharing files over the last
>      few
>      > years and it works okay,
>        Like a static IP and a a webserver?
>      >  but I'm interested in exploring other methods.
>      > These days a lot of raw photography, HD video, and wav audio are being
>      > exchanged.  Size is a concern and often those sharing with me have
>      limited
>      > technical experience and a proprietary operating system.  CloudApp has
>      been
>      > recommended, but it has a size limitation of only ten 25mb files
>      daily.
>      > E-mail is too slow.  Google Drive could work, though they lack a
>      native
>      > Linux client and I've yet to try it.  I'm often unable to get files in
>      > person.  What do you use?
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