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File Sharing Software

File sharing is the practice of distributing or providing access to digital media, such as computer programs, multimedia (audio, images and video), documents or electronic books. Common methods of storage, transmission and dispersion include manual sharing utilizing removable media, centralized servers on computer networks, World Wide Web-based hyperlinked documents, distributed peer-to-peer networking (P2P) and cloud-based file syncing.

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I have a windows 10 computer and I'm using Offline Sync Files so that my network files are available to me all the time.
When I connect using VPN, I have access to all files except those included in the Sync process.
Windows seems to not get that I am not connected to the network and have access to all File Servers, and I don't see a "Force Retry Connection" button anywhere.... how can I make it realise I am not "away" anymore...?


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Hey all - I have a client that has quite a bit of data on dropbox, that they need to share remotely. Yet due to the critical nature of the data, we need a means of backing the data up internally.    Anyone come across a means of doing this?  I suggest they change how the use Dropbox and only hang files out there when needed remotely and keep the data secured internally.  
Thoughts? Ideas

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Hello tech guys and gals,

I have a Linux only network on our production system that has 2 file server guests installed in an ESXi server.  Said server contains 4 rotational disks of 250 gb each.  2 disks contain the vm images and related files while the other 2 disks are reserved for the file server as storage medium.  They are mirrored with drbd and heartbeat, so effectively giving me block level replication of the entire drive.  That's working fine.

My question is as follows.  I want to upgrade to solid state drives with similar HA and replication, but I'm curious to know if there is a better way?  My thought is to partition the storage drives into separate volumes and use nfs or something similar to only allow certain hosts to access certain partitions, effectively isolating the data for an application at a partition level instead of a permissions controller based on uid and gid and chmod.

From a security perspective, I can see that being a little more secure.  What about from a performance perspective?  Would keeping the rotational drives as extra space or maybe using them as secondaries work just the same, only slightly slower?

If I did keep the rotational drives, does chopping it into multiple partitions affect the speed to any measurable degree?
I have tunneled mixed linux and windows clients to a 'within-firewall client' (that could access the share's host) before, so I know that that, at least, is possible.

But what about tunneling directly from the client to the host of the network share?

Can I have samba listen on port, say, 5559 (just an example), and only accept connections from localhost, and tunnel a client's 5559 to that host - so that the client appears to be connecting from host's localhost? I can't figure out how to set it up. So far, I have samba configured:

hosts allow = ::1 lo
interfaces = lo
bind interfaces only = yes
And I'm tunneling from the host:

ssh -R 5559:localhost:5559 shrusr@shrhost -Nf
However, if samba is already running, than TCP forwarding fails. If the tunnel is already running, than samba cannot start. Is what I'm trying to accomplish possible? Is there some other way to do it?

It seems like it should work - I can even netcat myself files across that ssh tunnel. So, netcat has no problem listening to the same port as ssh. Only smbd refuses, and also blocks ssh from that port if started first.

Any advice would be appreciated.
Which is the best solution/setup for synchronizing Excel och Google Sheets, restrict viewing of specific cells and automatic sharing upon change in specific cells/columns/rows (and automatic e-mail notification)?

So far, I've found these possible solutions:

1. For synching (Sync Sheet): http://funbutlearn.com/2013/12/introducing-sync-sheet-sync-ms-excel.html
1. For synching (Sheetgo): https://www.sheetgo.com/import-automatically-data-excel/
1. For synching (G Suite): https://gsuite.google.com/intl/en/
2. For sharing portions of an Excel sheet: http://funbutlearn.com/2017/09/share-portion-sheet-google-spreadsheet.html
3. For automatic sharing and e-mail notification upon change: https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/docs/QyMJDt2ld28

Then there is also Zapier, but I'm not sure where in above it fits in: https://zapier.com/zapbook/google-sheets/

Or would I really not need any other software, just to use MS Excel and Google Sheets?
Hi experts, which software supports the communications from different locations (people can talk to each other in different locations) and also allows the users to upload, download and share files.
We are looking for a self-hosting alternative just like "WeTransfer"

If it could run on a linux server it would be great. (Windows Server is also OK)

We would like the service to be hosted at our servers, because there could be some critical data between.

The thought was :

Enter the URL
"Press here to upload a file"
Now it generates an unique URL, the costumer can send out via an email.

I Found this http://alternativeto.net/software/wetransfer/?platform=self-hosted
But would like to hear something you could have any experience with.

We are willing to pay for the software, but open source would be great too.
I have been playing around with one of these Synology NAS devices and am trying to figure out how to configure the device so that I can access the Shared files remotely from a laptop or desktop offsite. I would like to have direct file access like a mapped network location using the "Add Network Location" wizard built into Windows. I mapping using this utility and using: https://(external ip):5501 but am not able to connect. I have 5501 port forwarded to 5001 (which I believe to be the port the Synology device uses.

Has anyone else successfully configured this type of use using this device?
Hello Experts,

I have problems with BitTorrent Sync on Synology NAS: I have two identical NAS (Synology DS 214, Version DSM 6.1.3-15152 Update 3) where I configured BitTorrent Sync Package (Version 2.3.7-1) to synchronize data between two distant locations.

This worked fine for some months, but recently I found one of the two NAS fails to send new files to the other one. The NAS where it fails contains quite a lot of data (lots more than the other one), the synchronized data (one shared folder) it's about 870 GB, 370000 files in 23500 directories, overall there is about 1,1 TB, 520000 files in 39000 directories - the filesystem is EXT4.

I checked the BitTorrent log and found a large amount of error messages like this:
[20170826 05:26:49.206] MC[1CCF] [18FC]: processing get_nodes message for /NAS_II/<Path>/<Filename>
[20170826 05:26:49.207] MC[1CCF] [18FC]: too many nodes to send 190671, stopping at /NAS_II/<Path>/<Filename>

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I searched for info about this message and found a hint this probably could be solved by increasing the  (https://forum.resilio.com/topic/40934-latest-destkop-build-214/) Max torrent metadata size in advanced preferences.

Question: Does anyone know if there may exist other reasons for these log messages?

Now I tried to change this but found there seems to be a problem with the settings files, it seems for any reason they're not updated after I changed the settings (via BitTorrent Sync's WebGui), when I view the settings after I changed them they look ok, but when I restart BitTorrent Sync and check the settings they're turned back to the values they had before.

I found the settings are stored in a file settings.dat
I started with Dropbox for a large directory of files on one computer and it offers dropbox links for all of the files. I activated dropbox on a new computer and it picks up all the files that the first computer has but the files don't offer dropbox links. What needs to be done to get dropbox links on both machines?
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I have a potential new client that needs help.  They currently have 3TB of data stored on Dropbox.  They are a design firm and the files are fairly large, between 800MB and 1GB per file.  Since their desktop computers do not have space to store all 3TB of data, they use selective sync and/or visit the Dropbox website and download the file the need.  They are spending too much time waiting for files to upload/download and are asking me for a better solution.  One option is to install a NAS with a gigabit switch.  This solution will help with when working from within the office but how about when someone wants to work from outside the office?  

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

We currently use Dropbox and Google Drive for sharing various different documents and files on a one to one basis... however i'd like to set up a shared folder (hub) and store key files that are used on a regular basis, and not just for once off sharing.

It is important that I can set various different permissions as i don't want various departments updating or editing some of the files and docs.

From your experience, which is a more suitable platform for a shared hub of files (not online docs)? We will always use Google Drive for docs and sheets, but which is better for a file storage repository case... Google Drive or Dropbox?

Here are some example file types and use cases that might explain this better:

- logos
- brand guidelines
- stock images
- templates (code)

It is important that 90% of the team can only read and copy the files, and that senior management are the only members of staff who can edit them.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

a client has multiple users who use Dropbox/SugarSync to enable them to take work home with them. These can be a mixture of business solutions or the free home use software.

A user leaves the company, disgruntled or not, and now has business data at home.

Using OneDrive/Dropbox/Sugarsync solutions is it possible to delete the data on the home PC remotely?


Just wondering if anyone out there knows how to lock a word file whilst another user is accessing the same file. I have shared folders and files stored in dropbox but trying to avoid duplication of files.


I have a server running filezilla server and is configured with ftp over tls.

I know this server is fine because I can connect and upload files fine from a number of locations.   However I have an issue in one particular location behind a watchguard firewall.

The connection establishes successfully and sometimes it can upload a file or part of a file before it fails when configured to ftp over tls.
If I change to ftp it works fine.

I have read that this can sometimes be an mtu issue but don't know how or where to change this.   Please can anyone shed light on this.  

Attached is the filezilla server log and errors it sees.
Hi There,
This could be an issue of a lack of understanding on my part. So, apologies in advance if my questions seems silly.

At the moment I have configured OpenLDAP and I have one FTP server using proftpd. I have made a test user who i want to be an admin. I have got it to log in to ftp with my test user.

My goal is to set it up thay my admin user can see client folders but not other admin folders. I want the client users to be locked down to their own folder only.

Before I can progress with my goal. I am running into an issue where I cannot auto create my LDAP users home folder on the ftp environment. I have exhausted my googling fingers and thought I would see if there was anyone here who knew how to do this and maybe see where I am going on. This is my first time playing around with this stuff so, any advice on this I would appreciate.
how to get the WAN external IP address my PC is using into a file that can be saved - using batch file commands?
I need one help reg. FTP through CMD.

I have scheduled one task to FTP the files to the remote server for every 10 minutes daily.
Its working fine.
But sometime the connection from remote server is get lost. Because of this my files are not transferring at that time.
Can anyone help , how to track and get into my knowledge whenever the FTP connection lost from the remote server. (Example : like getting email whenever connection , etc.,)

Kindly guide me regarding this.
Hi Everyone

I need to setup SFTP within IIS on server 2012R2 , I'm familiar setting up FTP but not SFTP , can someone please assist me with steps what I need to follow.
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is there a way with filezilla or any other free ftp software to send a file to a a list of computers on the network like
192.168.12 and so on
I'm looking for suggestions for an online storage/sharing site for a client. As they will be storing viewing spread sheets etc with personal details on it must be within the EEA U.K and secure. I imagine a service will be  £10 per month or something. Ideas please people
I have an FTP program that allows me to schedule times for that runs scripts so we connect to FTP sites and download documents into folders that are created that day.  We recently had a change with one of the sites so that it is no longer just FTP it is encrypted and using WinSCP.  This works if someone manually connects and finds the files and downloads them, but I am tasked with making this happen again automatically.  I have run into the problem with my existing program not having a way to enter the passphrase for the key that is required after the initial login name and password.  I have read about scripts that could be created and used within WINSCP but none that address my problem.  I have looked at other software packages but found none so far that will work.  Does anyone have a script that will allow the login with the username, password and then after screen comes up asking for passphrase it is entered so that I can try to salvage the pieces of my existing script which creates a new folder each day using the date as the folder name and downloading the files from the site.  I am not a script person which is part of my problem, but I can understand the basics so if someone could share this info or perhaps let me know if there is a program that will do this it would be greatly appreciated.
Hi All,
 We used to have freenas as file sharing for windows and working fine the freenas installed on flash memory disk
After changing our old router with new one using old dhcp scope, and we rebooted our system the memory flash has been changed from usb1 to to usb 3 ,  now we can not access our old shared folders on freenas,
We can use winscp for sftp access but windows sharing not accessible even when using //serverip
I can ping the host name of server .
Please any advice.

Thanks a lot
I have Samba 3.6.25-45 running with the following configuration.  The read-only public share should be available to all users without any username/password authentication.  The Samba server will not be added to a domain.  Client machines might or might not be part of a domain.

If "server signing = disabled", clients can connect to the [test] share.  If "server signing = enabled" or "server signing = mandatory" the client can no longer connect.  In Windows, they get error "The specified name is no longer available".  The machine log has an entry of "auth/auth.c:319(check_ntlm_password)  check_ntlm_password:  Authentication for user [userX] -> [userX] FAILED with error NT_STATUS_NO_SUCH_USER".

I tried to overcome this with "nobody = *" in smbusers file but this forces a user/pass login prompt which is not desired.

# ############################################################################

workgroup = GROUP
server string = Samba Server Version %v

passdb backend = smbpasswd

security = user
map to guest = Bad User
username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd
guest account = nobody

domain master = no
local master = yes

encrypt passwords = yes
server signing = disabled
client signing = required

load printers = no

log level = 2
max log size = 50
log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log

# ############################################################################
   path = /tmp/test

   case sensitive = no
   read only = yes
We use ws-ftp server; there have been no changes to the settings, but in the last couple of days, we are seeing some of our client getting disconnected exactly after 20 seconds. These clients have confirmed that there have been no known or intentional changes to their transfer process, the connection timeout seems to be on the server side.

The listener's Network timeout setting on ws_ftp is at the default 600.

What other settings could be disconnecting connections at 20 seconds?

File Sharing Software

File sharing is the practice of distributing or providing access to digital media, such as computer programs, multimedia (audio, images and video), documents or electronic books. Common methods of storage, transmission and dispersion include manual sharing utilizing removable media, centralized servers on computer networks, World Wide Web-based hyperlinked documents, distributed peer-to-peer networking (P2P) and cloud-based file syncing.

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