Re: Programs for direct friend-to-friend file transfer?
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Aubrey Raech <email@example.com> wrote:
> 1. Not a proper server (http, ftp)
> 2. No usernames? (scp, rsync)
> 3. Preferably does not require a chat protocol (XMPP, IRC's DCC)
> - From what I can find it seems like XMPP would probably be the best bet
> for this... is there no program you can run with something like a
> - --listen to listen for a connection on one end, and then run the
> program with the destination IP from the other? Something along those
> Any and all advice/recommendations are appreciated!
Do you have a have public IP address (either IPv4 or IPv6)? If
that is not the case, you will need a third party in order to
establish the connection.
Could you explain why you don’t like http/ftp? They can also be used
by ‘non-proper’ or very small servers. Personally, I keep around a
small lighttpd installation for that use case.
However, you might also want to have a look at ‘servefile’  which
basically acts like nc from rjc’s mail, but uses the HTTP protocol.
1] Currently only available in unstable, but it appears to be easy to
backport it to stable, as it mostly requires python 2.6. Apparently,
IPv6 is not supported?
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