You can transfer files over http, take a look into the file manager for your control panel (if you have one, if not look into webmin or writing a quick php/perl script). The problem with transferring large files is that you will probably end up with timeout issues/issues in your settings for upload_max_filesize. What kind of size are we talking?
Originally posted by tronic Is it possible to setup a http server and have the traffic sent through a proxy? Then I could easily download what is needed that way.
Yes, that is possible. However there is a max size for apache which I have hit before trying to do it this way (around 2Gb methinks). You can install apache in about ten minutes on either Windows or Linux (if you have windows you might well have IIS already installed).
Edit: If your largest file is 10mb then this method will work fine. I thought you were refering to much larger files.