What information do you have?
If it’s like most, you would use FTP to move files back and forth, and people would access it by a URL like
If you don’t know FTP, it’s pretty simple. Assuming you have a Microsoft machine, just open a DOS window and type “ftp” (without quotes) at the command prompt, then hit enter. A question mark will give you the list of commands.
The main snafu people encounter is that FTP is an ancient program which was written in the days when networks were slow and expensive, so its default mode doesn’t transfer data completely. It defaults to ASCII mode, which will mangle files as you send them (the only real use for it is to send a text file from a Microsoft machine to a non-Microsoft machine, in which case it strips off the carriage-return character that Microsoft appends to the end of every line). If you are transferring images, Word documents, or anything else other than plain ASCII text, switch it to binary mode.
The basic commands are:
ftp hostmachine.com – starts a session and tries to connect;
if it works, it will ask you for a username and password.
binary – sets binary mode
ascii – sets ascii mode
send (file) — sends file to other machine
get (file) – gets file from other machine
delete (file) – deletes file from other machine
cd (dir) – changes directory ON OTHER MACHINE
lcd (dir) – changes directory ON YOUR LOCAL MACHINE
mkdir (dir) — creates a new directory ON OTHER MACHINE
note: you probably will then “cd” to that dir; it doesn’t do it for you
quit – exits
One major caveat: the basic FTP program is insecure. It sends your account and password in the clear, so if someone is using a network analyzer to snoop on the data, they will see it. There is a package out there called SSH which runs an encrypted connection; you would have to find out if HiNet has set up their machines with the correct server to allow it, and then you would need to get a copy from a trusted location.
So, a typical session would look like:
(start browser, then look at the pix at a URL like: )