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6th November 2008, 01:34 AM
Okay... My boss has a static IP address and he wants to be able to send and receive files from our server at work to and from his home computer I've looked into Chicken of the VNC and it seems that you can only control the computer and you cannot send and receive the files. These are the only functions that I need...seeing, sending, and receiving files to and from a server. Anyone have any ideas? :confused::confused::confused:

I know mac's fairly well and have a bit of networking knowledge, but I'm by no means a professional or advanced. We have a Arris cable modem and a d-link wireless router that connects to the server as well as all of the computers in the building to the internet. Any help would be very appreciated!

6th November 2008, 07:13 AM
You could use RDP and FTP.

Setup FTP access somewhere on the server (not where your files all sit), then your boss can go into RDP and copy the files he wants to work on into the directory that the FTP connects to.

FTP, receive the files, work on them, FTP send the files.

Then go back into RDP and copy the files back to the place on the server where they came from.

Not very elegant, but will work.

6th November 2008, 08:08 AM
Easy peesy.

So the process goes like this.

Install and configure FTP server at work on the server (I use Filezilla. filezilla-project.org (http://filezilla-project.org/). Port forward port 21 from the cable modem to the d-link router and then port forward from the D-link router to the server. Ok FTP is set-up and ready to go :)

Then download TightVNC
www.tightvnc.com (http://www.tightvnc.com/)
Install this and configure it to your liking. Then port forward port 5901 from the cable modem to the dlink and then to the server. VNC is done. You can now "see" the other computer as you put it.

Enable FTP sharing on his mac. Port forward port 21 to his mac from whatever networking device he has. Make sure his mac has a static IP on his LAN as well.

Enable remote management in the sharing pane of system preferences and allow access for the specific user and make a password for VNC users. Then port forward port 5901 to his mac.

Now to connect you are going to need FTP and VNC clients at work and home.

FTP client for the mac - "Transmit" Panic - Transmit 3 - The next-generation Mac OS X FTP client! (http://www.panic.com/transmit/)
VNC client for the mac - "JollyfastVNC" JollysFastVNC (http://www.jinx.de/JollysFastVNC.html)

VNC client for windows - TightVNC: VNC-Based Free Remote Control Solution (http://www.tightvnc.com/)
FTP client for windows - Windows Explorer. It has a decent ftp client built in with everything you need. Just type "ftp://YOURIPADDRESS/" to connect to a server.

Remember if there are multiple networking devices you will most likely need to port forward from device to device.

EDIT: If you are doing this for work would that make you someone that works in the IT department. How does someone in the IT department not know how to do this?

6th November 2008, 09:41 AM
What OS is the server? If Windows, you should really be using Remote Desktop.

6th November 2008, 09:53 AM
What about Drop Box, it is secure I believe.


6th November 2008, 10:14 AM
MobileMe Subscription ??

6th November 2008, 10:19 AM
Make a tunnel with VPN Tracker?