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    Secure LAN file sharing

    How can I share a folder that others will need a password to read it?
    XP shares a folder over a workgroup but entering a workgroup doesn't require authentication.
    I never thought it would be a problem to do so till now that Im actually trying to do it.
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    Newer versions of Windows have password-protected sharing. Personally, I like using an FTP server for sharing files.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Epy View Post
    Newer versions of Windows have password-protected sharing. Personally, I like using an FTP server for sharing files.
    Also: apache + mod_ssl + mod_auth_digest + cgi upload. You can upload and download to the same directory, or set an alias to the root filesystem if you want a backstage pass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by siavoshkc View Post
    How can I share a folder that others will need a password to read it?
    XP shares a folder over a workgroup but entering a workgroup doesn't require authentication.
    I never thought it would be a problem to do so till now that Im actually trying to do it.
    Give this a read... Installation and Networking Guidebook ... The File Sharing chapter gives you are quick overview of secure file sharing using XP and Win7...

    In the share's permissions, you can add users and control their access by passwords very easily. The only catch is the user will have to have an account on the target machine... So if he's accessing PC7 from PC6... he needs accounts on both machines.

    It's very easily done...
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    Thanks

    Thank you.

    I had a hard time making it work in XP. I had to disable Simple File Sharing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by siavoshkc View Post
    Thank you.

    I had a hard time making it work in XP. I had to disable Simple File Sharing.
    That's in my little guidebook as well... It's like the first thing you do when you install XP.

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    Not sure if it's available on Windows, but SSH/SFTP is pretty nice (easy to set up, strong encryption, only one port to forward, decent speed).

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    If you are going the "Windows" native route, you may want to look into disabling administrative shares.

    SSH/SFTP is pretty nice
    This.

    There are native ports, some bits from "CYGWIN" around, and also "PUTTY".

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberfish View Post
    Not sure if it's available on Windows, but SSH/SFTP is pretty nice (easy to set up, strong encryption, only one port to forward, decent speed).
    Good lord... he's just setting up a file share with access permissions...

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    Quote Originally Posted by adeyblue View Post
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