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Post sharing files with clients
Wasn't sure what section to put this in.

So if you need to share a large movie file with someone how do you do it?

I could briefly load it on my webpage but that wouldn't be very secure. I'm used to doing this sort of thing through university ftp sites but don't have access to any now. Can you recommend any online ftp sites (free ones?)?

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Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:44 am
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If you put them on a webpage, you can use the .htaccess and .htpasswd files (in case of a Apache webserver) to set a password to directories.

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Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:23 am
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Post Re: sharing files with clients
You can send files up to 100meg for free via yousendit.com
This is usually enough for preview files or short high quality files.

Most big companies have FTP servers though if you ask. It is pretty easy to send stuff via the firefox ftp add-on.

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Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:23 pm
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FTP or mail them a memory stick! ;)


Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:03 pm
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I always just make a password protected vimeo movie that they can download. It's probably not the most secure way of showing videos to clients, but I'm not that worried about it.

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Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:06 pm
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Post Re: sharing files with clients
Thanks for all your comments. Well I was trying all sorts of things and not getting the level of security that I wanted. After contacting my website service provider (webmasters.com), they agreed with Michael and suggested that I figure my website with .htaccess. It took longer to figure out what I wanted to do then to set up a directory with this capability.

The webmasters technician suggested doing the following-
"You can create a secured directory via the hosting control panel. Once it has been created, you can then upload the file into that directory and then give the URL to the person (along with the username and password) so that they can login and download the file.

You probably will want to use the index manager as well and turn on directory browsing within the secured directory that you'll create, otherwise the user may get a 403 error after logging in (since there is no valid homepage)."

This was relatively painless.

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Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:38 pm
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I'm curious to know does people stuck up with same methods what comes to sharing files with clients as 4 years ago?
My only sales have been done in my local area when I was able deal with hard drives and even one time with CD (Yea, a bit old fashioned :D ). So I was wondering if there might be the time when I need to use internet to share my files, should I still use FTP or rely on bit more modern services like Dropbox, Google Drive, Mediafire... or any other platforms?


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I pretty much use dropbox / onedrive / google drive for most things now. Just the easiest option overall for me.

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