Command line Python 2.6 tool to set up an instant FTP server:
Open a terminal
cd /path/to/directory-I-want-to-share python -m SimpleHTTPServer # Python 2.x only starts the server on port 8000 python3 -m http.server # Python 3.x only starts the server on port 8000
- Minimize the terminal window so you don't accidentally close it.
- Sharing is one-way; no uploading. No security. The entire contents of the directory are shared; no blocking. No logging (that I know of). Just pure download server. Cool.
- Other computers access the server by web:
- Your computer accesses the internal server by web:
- Kill the process
CTRL+Cto stop the server