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  1. #1
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    Downloading from server to server

    Hi,

    Is it possible that your server can download files from an other server to itself? So basically the idea that you normally download something to your own computer, only now the server is that computer.
    The benefit is that this way you can have your server download on a fast connection and that (if your server has a fast connection itself) you can download way much faster to your PC's HD than from the original server which can have a slow connection.

    Is this possible, and is there software to do this?

    Thank you in advance!

    Jacco

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    Last edited by Samuel; 09-21-2002 at 03:26 PM.
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  3. #3
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    Ok thanks, thought this was something special, but I see it is a SSH thing!

    Jacco

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    If both servers support FXP you can do a direct transfer using FTP from one server to the other. This skips downloading on your own machine and does a direct transfer using both servers fast connections.

    You will need a client such as FlashFXP to perform this.

    Cheers

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    Towerhost, that's what I just showed him how to do.
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    Doing site to site FTP transfers has been supported in the FTP protocol since it was originally developed.

    No special "FXP support" or FTP client is required. You can do this by making an FTP control connection to two servers, and then have them establish an FTP data connection to each other.

    FTP clients like FlashFXP just make this easier for windows people by adding it to their GUI.
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    bitserve, can u explain that part 'FTP Control connection' ?
    as i want to transfer backup of one domain under Windows 2000 to another Windows 2000 domain and since Telnet or SSH is not provided with the plan.
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    ahhh right they are windows 2000 domains

    why dont you set up a vpn in routing and remote access

    so that you can connect from one server to the other

    once connected, go to run

    and the machinename.thedomainname.com should bring up the contentrs of the other server

    i hope you no what i mean

    you can find it in routing and remote access

    i havent done anything wih it for a while since i use linux now, so thats why my explination is a bit dodgy

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    going one further,


    server1 == source from net
    server2 == your server
    PC == your PC at home


    if you want file1 from server1, and you are on your PC (and you don't have or feel like running an ftp or http server)

    pc.localhost # ssh server1 - "dd if=file1" | ssh server2 - "dd of=file1"; ssh server2 - "dd if=file1" | ssh PC - "dd of=file1"; ssh server2 - "rm file1"

    this works for rsh also

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