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    Massive Files
    Hi, my girlfriend and I are currently states away in college and she needs a 12.6 GB file that is currently on my HD. I would pack up everything and send her an external HD but the post office will be closed until monday and she's getting hit by tropical storm hannah (i doubt she'll get the mail delivered anytime soon). SO, my question is, what's the easiest way to transfer a 12.5 GB file over the internet? Is that even worth trying? If we can get it sent in <24 hours i'll be happy. I'm not really afraid of insane DL times :-P

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    Set up your mac as an FTP server, might take a while tho, depending on your internet speed and hers

    FTP services can be enabled in the sharing preferences

    is that large file compressible, what sort of file is it?

    You can also use Pure FTP so that you are not sharing your whole home folder over the internet

    http://jeanmatthieu.free.fr/pureftpd/

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    It's the warhammer online beta client. I've successfully downloaded it on my xp partition (i'm using a 25 GB FAT? partition) we can both access our pc partitions from the mac side so i was going to try to send her the complete client on the mac side and then she can just drag and drop the file into windows.

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    if you can link me a good compression utility i'd love you forever, the default finder utility just compresses one of the files within the file. (obviously does me no good what-so-ever)

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    i really don't know what i'm doing with your program HELP! >.<

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    Sorry, I am on Tiger and you are using Leopard

    Try this link

    http://lifehacker.com/software/mac-o...ing-317033.php

    lok at the part that says

    Select "File Sharing" to share any folder on your Mac with custom permissions based on user. When you hit the Options button, set the sharing protocol (AFP, Samba Windows Sharing, or FTP.)
    as for compression, right click on the file or folder and select archive item, this will create a zip file

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