I grateful to your comments, thanks.. But for the sake of clearness I commented them.
"ok, you probably didn't install the FTP by yourself."
-> Actually, we have.
"FTP is not just the link on some site.. it is something different: if you want to use FTP on your computer you need to install the server on your system.. and do all necessary settings. it's your time.. you can choose to do it, if you are like a student and have a lot of time, but if you are a busy person - it costs time and money."
-> Free software, about 15 minutes, and it often 'works right out of the box' if you don't want to customize the settings.
>>> It is still the software you need to install. That's my point: I don't want to install anything on my pc. What for if I have online services?
"don't forget that this server will work all the time even if you don't use it. You can switch it off, yes.. And if you need to transfer the file only once - it is already overkill."
-> It's always available if you need it, is readily launched/closed like any other program, and takes less time to setup/use than you've already spent looking for an alternative.
>>> I select once and can use it all the time, with FTP I have to keep in mind, that I have something working on my PC.. don't like it.. And what if some young hacker will find a way to crack it down?
"And you don't have any "link" even if you install your server properly.. as you don't have a permanent IP adress, it is changed all the time."
-> The link is your IP address followed by the path. Ex: 127.0.0.1/myFTP/IloveCNET.jpg If you have a DSL/cable connection, your IP address is relatively static, rarely changing unless you disconnect your modem and someone else is assigned your old IP address before you reconnect.
>>> Yes, but I need to use some service to transport the IP to my buddy: whether e-mail, or skype or dynDNS. It is overkill. Don't forget that some ISPs are changing your IP automatic once a day or something, another problem, is that FTP session probably will not survive if your IP will accidentally be changed in the middle of transmission.. so.. FTP is server software it was not developed for consumer PCs. Of cause you can do some tricks in order to start it, but it ridiculus, really.
"And what you will do if you can not install the server? You know, there are different environment especially in the enterprises: you just can not do it."
-> FTP servers are available for nearly every version of Windows, OS X, and Linux in use today, and some are small and portable, letting you run them from a flash drive. Even the public library computers are usually sufficient.
>>> I mean something different. In my company some of the users cannot install any additional software, because they have no rights to do it. But! Attention! They have access to any web service..
"What for anyway? If you have online services, that are ready to use"
-> Online services have limitations, as noted above. With a simple FTP server, you can bypass them and maintain complete control. It's not for everyone, but it's a stalwart for a reason.
>>> That's a good point.. FTP is very nice for somebody who knows the environment where he tries to install the server, if he has access to the router/firewall config.. It is not for people who wants just send a file, and not thing a lot on how it works.. I mean for common people, you need something straightforward..
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