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#1 FirePhobos

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 14:21

Hello there people, I'm recently going trough some monetary issues...

What i need is a free ftp server with at least 1-5Gb space, ability to upload files larger than 800 megs and bandwidth limit superior of 10 gb...

Yes I know cloud services will do nicely, still i really need an ftp server.

I know it's a lot to ask but if anyone knows any server like this please tell me.

Thanks in advance.


#2 LUTZIFER

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 14:26

What about MEGA? Or is that not free or not what you want?
What about running your own on your own computer/server? I've done that before, much easier to deal with.

#3 Daedroth

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 14:31

Does it have to be an FTP server, or can it be any file sharing site which meets your requirements? What about BillionUploads?

#4 Crisp

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 14:32

Dependent on your home connection, have you considered running an FTP from home?

#5 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 14:33

in the past i have always just ran filezilla and hosted my own FTP connection however, i have a 5Mb upstream on my home connection.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 15:49

My connection is slow to say the least, and due to the power outages here i cant use my computer as a server.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 15:57

Curious why you think you need ftp? But here is a site that provides ftp access to any of the cloud services - its a one time $20 fee after you get your free account. http://storagemadeeasy.com/CloudFTP/

#8 fusi0n

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 16:01

Filezilla with SSL


Sorry, didn't read. Look at Mega or what Budman said

#9 Travelar

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 16:12

Please consider a service that doesn't transmit user credentials in clear text.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 16:27

1-5gb space, 10gb bandwidth, 800mb file uploads.

thats a big ask for free, but can be provided extremely cheap.. how long do you need it for, is it a permanent thing?

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 16:40

^ for ftp maybe, but those requirements are met by like every single FREE cloud provider are they not?

I am really curious to the reason for the required ftp - its kind of dying protocol with cloud space becoming common everywhere. Its a difficult protocol with the control and data channels on different ports, active vs passive and all the nats and multiple nats on both server and client sides. You can do some stuff with SSL to remove the security issues of clear text username passwords. But this again can get complicated because ftp helpers can not see the info to allow the connections through nats while inside a ssl tunnel, etc. SFTP (ssh) is a better solution to ftp stuff in general - but its for some crazy reason never really hit mainstream use.

Which can prob be explained with easy secure SSL/TLS access using any web browser to space in the cloud.

So why is ftp actually required - maybe its not? And we can give the user a better solution?

#12 +Freelancer1111

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 16:45

http://www.square7.ch/

7 GB Space, no Bandwidth Limit,
although it is more a website for webspace, you can still use it for FTP (also you can set up multiple accounts (max. 20) for different folders).

I know it's German, just use a translator if needed (should be self-explanatory though).

#13 +zhiVago

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 16:49

Free FTP

imho there's only one way to get a real deal and it involves buying a hosting solution. (why would anyone give out a service which costs money (hardware + internet access costs) for free?)

#14 Xoligy

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 17:23

MEGA is under fire already by Robert King CEO of StopFileLockers, plus i read something about his advert hijacking scheme (http://extratorrent....ur browser.html)

Also alot of servers normally limit the upload size of a file, 800mb sounds rather large imo and would be hard to get something like that for "free".

#15 moloko

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 17:28

WOW seems you are asking for alot for free. Time to pony up and not be cheap. Save your lunch money for 2 days or stop buying a coffee for one day. Why not just spend 5$ a month and get a file host then you can FTP your 800mb files at 10Gb a month.



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