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Free way to share large files over the Internet?

I have a 4GB VMWare VM (created using VM Player). I need to get it to someone at the other end of the country. Is there a free service I can use to send it over the net? Does DropBox allow files of 4GB to be transferred?

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    A USB drive through the post? – Phoshi Feb 25 '11 at 16:36
  • If possible I would like to xfer it over the net. – wolfiesmith Feb 25 '11 at 16:39
  • Note: compress it using 7Zip. – harrymc Feb 25 '11 at 17:12
  • Yes, I've compressed it and got it down to just under 2G so I'll try DropBox. – wolfiesmith Feb 25 '11 at 18:25

You could set up an FTP server on one machine and connect the other to it. An example of a server would be SmallFTPd.

In order for this to work the server machine needs allow incoming requests.

Alternatively, you could use an archiving tool to split your file into 2*2GB and use DropBox (as, if I remember correctly, the free file size limit is 2GB).


I personally would go for something more direct then the upload then download to some website as most will not allow 4GB of transfer. GChat has a file transfer option I believe and I've used Hamachi in the past to securely transfer large files around.

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