View Full Version : [all variants] Sharing a file through WAN

May 11th, 2009, 03:59 PM
I use a soft name HFS(HTTP File Server) in Windows to share my files to another user in WAN/internet. Here you can see this soft

I want a similar soft in Ubuntu. I don't want to upload my file on any web server. And with HFS, I can also share my files/folders on LAN.

May 11th, 2009, 04:16 PM
ssh is the most often used file share in Ubuntu. You need to install openssh-server and the rest is history - well nearly :)

May 11th, 2009, 04:33 PM
Perhaps you would be interested in this then: http://www.rejetto.com/forum/?topic=4469

Alternatively, you could use any number of possibilities including ssh/scp as suggested by Peter, FTP as outlined in my signature, http via apache or lighttpd, among others.

May 13th, 2009, 11:09 PM
I rather found the easiest way to do this. Problem is I don't know about the security issues. But it solved my problem. You have to have real IP to do this.

open terminal, change the directory which one you want to share.

$python -m SimpleHTTPServer # requires Python 2.4


$python -c "from SimpleHTTPServer import test; test()" # older Python


$python -c "import SimpleHTTPServer;SimpleHTTPServer.test()"

**Browse on:

http://localhost:8000 #on your localhost

http://your.real.ip:8000/ #on internet