How are other networks out there set up? The one here strikes me as odd. It seems like there has to be a better way to do things.
We have a server that is set up basically just for transferring files from one machine to the "transfer server". Then the user requesting the file will log on to the transfer server and get it. I can't understand why file sharing isn't enabled on the senders and receivers machines and just transferred directly. Am I missing something?
What is the advantage of using a transfer server?
Should we stick with it and get a gigabit ethernet connection for it or just teach the users that they can transfer directly to each other?
The files don't really need to be monitored and backups should still work fine using retrospect on each machine.