Right now, we are sharing via HFS most of the time. This is a good thing. Thanks to Smile for providing WAN features. No other ISP does this. I hope these policies doesn't change in the future.
While sharing via HFS is easy & fast - there are a few problems.
- Our PC's arent on 24/7
- We can create users on each PCs. But a better way is to centralize the whole thing so that we can store and share good quality stuff in a proper way
The solution is to create a FTP server. Users will have accounts to login and will be able to upload/download content. I will not allow public access at this point and only Smile users will be able to get accounts.
For those who aren't familiar with FTP (blah.. ) then read & download (FTP Client). You can also browse and download from the FTP server via browser (IE, Firefox, etc ) but you wouldn't be able to upload.
One Problem is the fact that there would only be one server hosting the server, thus, limiting the disk space available. Currently, I can manage around 50GB space. This is enough, to host latest movies, songs and games.
As we grow, I might add more space to it if I have spare cash. Contributions are welcome. Either in hardware or in 24/7 Uptime PCs (to be used as NAS).
Interested people should post here for an account. Account info will be PMed.
*Only Smile users are allowed because I don't have enough bandwidth to give away free downloads to other ISP users.
*We should form a no-porn policy. You can share that via MSN/HFS. We should only host quality, non x-rated stuff here.
Lets share files in a well mannered way