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November 8, 2011 2:45:57 PM

Hi. i have a sandy bridge build (i3 2100) 4gb ram and 500gb HDD.

i want to know if its fine to run a ftp server- running about 40 users?

but my main thread is, what software should i use? i know linux ClearOS and Turnkey. but are there any 3rd party programs for Windows. what is the best free option for me (linux or windows)?

thank you very much

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November 8, 2011 3:25:39 PM

yes i do have. but im still a rookie. i can learn quick if i spend time with it. then it should be no prob. what suggestions do you have>?
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November 8, 2011 3:34:06 PM

Im looking for sumthing like ClearOS. or Turnkey.
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November 8, 2011 3:39:48 PM

I always used Filezilla server on my windows PC. Worked well enough for my use.
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November 8, 2011 5:18:11 PM

Jurgens said:
Im looking for sumthing like ClearOS.

The Home and Enterprise versions are free so if you want ClearOS go get it. Is this just a simple storage/file push server? Im with nordlead...I use Filezilla server/client. Easy user/pw set up and highly expandable.

This guide is what I used to install my Linux server at home a few years ago, not sure if its still good but try it.

http://www.howtoforge.com/ubuntu-home-fileserver
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November 9, 2011 2:25:00 AM

No, i want a public FTP server.
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November 9, 2011 11:57:28 AM

you can setup filezilla to be public with anonymous login. You can setup a home server to be public. I'm not sure what you are saying no to.
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November 9, 2011 12:44:25 PM

okay. i need a public FTP with users to log in and upload/download their files...
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November 9, 2011 1:18:38 PM

Do you have a static IP address from your ISP?
If you don't or you don't know I would recommend you stop right there.

As without a static IP address you'd have to tell all the users your IP everytime you reboot your router. Which will become a pain in the neck if you have 40 users.

On the basis you have a static IP address install XAMPP (or just FileZilla), follow the installation through. Create the logins, setup home directories then just give the users the details.

In truth if I was setting up an ftp server at my house I'd want to use a device similar to raspberry pi attached to an external HDD. That way I could leave it on 24/7 without worrying about noise or the cost.
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November 9, 2011 1:39:41 PM

@JoeDaStudd

You don't need a static IP. Check out dyndns.org for a free DNS service. My TP-Link router can actually tell dyndns.org whenever the IP changes.

My home server draws 30W at idle, and is wisper silent since it is an Atom D525 with a single fan on the processor. I'm positive I could replace it with a giant heatsink if I wanted to but it isn't worth the investment and it would void the warranty since it was an all-in-one mini-ITX board.

The rasberry pi wouldn't make a very good server. External USB2.0 is slow and the Ethernet is limited to USB dongles or 10/100Mbps. It would be really cheap (if it is actually $35 for the Ethernet enabled version), but you'd be limited to a single external HDD without shelling out more cash for hubs.
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November 9, 2011 1:49:40 PM

i have a dyndns free DNS name.. so thats no prob. i run my own wow server for just me and my friends. but it seems im strugling with the FTP... sigh

i dont care about the fan, power, or what so ever. its for a buisness where i work. i want to make a FTP for all the employees. where they can upload work. (word files and excel) and download them. where ever they want... catch my rithel?

thanx
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November 9, 2011 2:14:23 PM

nordlead, never heard of them before but it looks perfect. Could have saved myself a lot of hassle with a few projects.

Even at 100mbs its more then enough for a ftp server as your limited by download and upload speeds of the users.


TC see this tutorial
http://lifehacker.com/339887/build-a-home-ftp-server-wi...
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November 19, 2011 9:24:21 AM

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