"Windoze" is common slang for "I don't like Windows." Owners of such usually try to find out how not to make things work. Sorry, just calling it the way I see it.
However XP Home and Pro does have some rudimentary filesharing features. It takes a little effort but can satisfy small workgroups.
Sharing the Mirra or XP's shares on the internet is frankly too dangerous. Look at the experts and you see them talk about VPNs and more. I have a share on the internet but it's via the OpenSSH server. It's not bulletproof but sidesteps all the script kiddies of the world.
Can I actually use my computer as a server?I want to share photos.The Windoze XP-OS seems to have a very complicated way of doing this that is not at all practical for my clients to share my various folders with.
On the other hand,Mirra Personal Server seems to be able to do the job,even without a static IP address.It seems that if you leave MPS on,the router knows where you are on the internet.I guess the "guests"log onto the Mirra site first in order to connect to the MPS.
It seems to me,however, that I don't need to buy Mirra to do this.My own computer should be able to share outside my home network.
Obtaining a static IP address is not possible for me on my DSL.Varoius companies like TZO offer a service that acts like a static IP.
Does anyone know if I can share outside the network on XP-OS?