HELP! me setup a Private P2P Networks

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    Me and my friends have been trying to set up a P2P network for some time now but have no clue where to start. I have been searching the internet for a while now trying to find software to setup a server in which we can all connect to and share files. I have access to a computer to setup as a dedicated server. Everything I have found is too complicated for me. I am looking for something like ServU but with more options. Anyone have any experiance in this area?
    All I want to do is have a small App that i can give to each of the people which will be using the server that simple connects and lists all files on the server, and then the server. Thanks
     
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    Well, what type of dedicated server is it? If it's an actual server, FTP / SSH should be setup already. All you'd have to do is create the directories and assign the CHMOD permissions. Then create the FTP accounts for your friends.

    If it's just a PC acting as a "server" then BulletProof FTP is a decent program and FileZilla Server works well also.
     
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    but then they have to download FTP clients. I dont really want to go FTP cause its more of a hassle.
     
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    I think that's how you will have to do it, unless you know of an app that will share out files.

    If you were really serious you could setup a VPN server (Windows 2000 / 2003 Server), no extra software needed.
     
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    I have thought about VPN but i dont know anything about it. Seem to complicated for me. Could you give me a quick rundown of how to setup a VPN and how others are able to connect? advantages/disadvantages?
     
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    You could set up a DC (DirectConnect) server, I suppose, it's a p2p solution, but honestly if I were you I'd go with FTP. I always select FTP if it's an option, as I get much better transfer speeds via FTP. Besides you do not need a client to use ftp, Internet Explorer has a built-in ftp feature. All they need is to direct their browser at ftp://ftp.yourserver.com, log in, and that's it. Or you can set up a folder with public access, and they won't even need usernames and passwords, although I recommend using logon credentials.
     
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    You know of the best FTP server? I like ServU for simplicity but its not that great.
     
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    core, btw, how do you setup dc hubs?
     
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