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04-21-2002, 06:11 PM
I’m looking for a good (peer2peer) FTP program to use in my home network.
I want to share files via the IP address only, because in my weird switch-acting-like-a-router-connected-to-a-cable-modem network, the computers each have individual IP address, but can’t see each other in the usual “search for computers/network neighborhood” way.
04-21-2002, 06:17 PM
WS FTP is free. Cute FTP is graphical. Take your pick.
I agree WS_FTP Pro..... Excellent.....
04-21-2002, 06:32 PM
WS_FTP Server is not free, and I thought cute FTP was a client only...? Am I mistaken?
have you tried physically mapping to the drives instead of just looking through the "Computers Near Me" in Network Neighborhood?
04-21-2002, 07:02 PM
There's nowhere to start. The computer is nowhere to found on the network. I don't know how to map a network drive with IP address only.
04-21-2002, 07:17 PM
Use Serv-U FTP server. WS is the client I use and Serv-U is the server I use.
 This company is out of business. lol, sorry about that.
I can't remember if its free or not. Maybe that is or isnt a problem for you.
04-21-2002, 07:48 PM
I think Servu was the FTP server prog that I used in college years ago. I'll see if I can dig up a copy somewhere.
04-22-2002, 05:20 AM
Couple of suggestions:
1 - for FTP, (assuming you're using W2K, NT or XP) use IIS for the server. It's free (comes with the OS). Use WS_FTP for the client ( http://www.ipswitch.com ) - FTP_LE is free.
2 - If you want to fix your problem of seeing the other machines in your network - you can either turn on the netBEUI protocol on every machine, or, since you can already see them by IP address, add their names in the HOSTS file. On NT/W2K/XP systems, HOSTS is normally located in C:\winnt\system32\drivers\etc. Just edit this file & at the end of the file enter:
<ip address>(tab)<machine name>
for all the machines on your network. Save the file & you should immediately be able to ping by name.
04-22-2002, 06:20 PM
...installing netbeui allowed the comps to see each others.
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