Originally Posted by ricwilli
HEY!!!!!!! I didn't mean it like that at all.........If it is easy to build one, I would like to try. That way the avs members can also download from it.
Yes, very easy to build one. And if you want to do it -- GO FOR IT. The more we get, the better
All you need is any PC (Pentium 3 or faster) and an FTP server package. I recommend a stronger FTP server package so you can see who's connected, control bandwidth and limit the number of concurrent users. If you cannot limit the connections, everyone suffers because the PC becomes too overloaded and no one can download anything.
But, the most importantly is your UPSTREAM bandwidth. The greater the bandwidth, the more people can download at the same time. For example, my Comcast account at home is 10Meg down but only 768k up. 768k could support maybe (2) people. Okay, it could support more, but when downloading a 4Gig file, you want higher bandwidth or it will take weeks to download a disc.
This is the Windows based FTP software package I'm using. They have a FREE (2) user version, $$ for more concurrent users:
Let me know if you (or anyone out there) needs help!
EDIT: Looks like Jeff beat me to the punch