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ajay chaturvedi
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- I have two computers 1. In my office 2nd at my home.
- Can I, using normal telephone connection & socket programming connect
the two computer.
- My both computers have modem.
- Can my Socket program send 2-3 MB files across.
- I don't want to use Internet for some safty reason.

Please suggest even if p2p (GNuthela) or Microsoft Networking (using which we send fax) can help me.

Please do help.
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achaturvedi
 
Stefan Wagner
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You need on one of the machines a program, which accepts incoming calls, and starts a server-program.
From former times, there are surely a lot of mailbox/ bbs - programs available, allowing dial-in and ftp.

On linux you would perhaps try mgetty/sendfax.

If you like to use sockets, programmed by yourself, you would need to establish a (TCP/)IP-connection first.

Of course this must somehow work - ISPs do it all day long .

But if you stop all servers except FTP on the server, and setup FTP carefully, not allowing anonymous login, and only allowing one specified user to use it, I guess this would be the fastest, cheapest and easiest way. And quiete secure too, if the server isn't set up lousily (shared folders with sensitive data...).

New idea:
With pcAnywhere you might consider buying a commercial product for dial-in.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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