Send 4.1GB file from my IP to another?

Asked by Rich.b


Is it possible to send a large file 4.1GB from a Linux PC to a Window’s Laptop which remote about 5 miles away from my IP to their IP?

If so how would this be done?

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said :

Default setup of Ubuntu desktop systems is not allowing access from the outside.
You will have to set up some selected server functionality on one of the systems to allow access from the other one.
Furthermore depending on your local network setup, the IP address of the two systems may be hidden from the outside world by NAT, requiring some network changes in one of the local area networks.

Other option:
Upload the file to some other server (a third system) and download it afterwards by the second system

Probably easiest:
Copy the file to an external hard disk or USB stick and transfer the disk to the other system

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Rich.b (aybi30) said :

Thank you Manfred, very well explained.

Copy the file to an external hard disk or USB stick is what I have been doing.

I did think about and have tried it, to upload it to a cloud service them the other person downloaded the files.

I problem is that the file(s) are "Copy Right Protected" although I am only sending it to a family member.

The reason I was looking at another way is because my wife & I are still shielding.

Thank you.

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