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Re: Programs for direct friend-to-friend file transfer?

On Sat 02 Jun 2012 at 15:27:15 -0400, Miles Fidelman wrote:

> Brian wrote:
> I guess it depends on which packages you tell the installer to load.   
> One of the options is "web server," but I haven't set up a desktop  
> installation lately (all my Debian is server-side), so I'm not really  
> sure if a web server is part of the standard desktop configuration, but  
> it's certainly one of the options.

It isn't part of the standard desktop configuration.

> The original poster said the want to "send" a file to someone, as  
> opposed to "make available for download."  Now if I'm sending a file  
> from one linux machine to another, scp is a pretty straightforward way  
> to do it from the command line, and scp runs over ssh.

I don't think the OP really knows what he needs to do to achieve his
ends. People are often lax in not distinguishing between making a file
available and sending it.

> Not sure why you consider ssh to be "over the top" - anybody in their  
> right mind turns off telnet and ftp as the first step in securing a new  
> installation - in favor of ssh and sftp.

Telnetd and ftpd are not installed on a new installation, so how do you
turn them off? telnet and ftp are installed but you do not have to use
them. ssh is overkill for the OP if he only wants to make files
available for download. If they contained state secrets I might go along
with you and advise the more complicated and time-consuming procedure of
setting up ssh on both machines is worth it.

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