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8/31    Pretend I am going to be on a boat in the arctic.
        I want to upload whale song sound data while I am
        on my terrible internet connection in the middle of
        the arctic.  What would I use?  FTP seems so 80s.
        \_ FTP is a tool that works and does exactly the job you want.
           What's wrong with FTP?
           \_ I am unwilling to open up FTP on my server back
              here in the states.
              \_ Why?  What makes FTP more insecure than any other
                 way to transfer files?
                 \_ It's too annoying to ope nthe proper prots for
                    FTP .  have you ever tried?  if you have,
                    you would agree with me.
                    \_ All 2 ports?  Tom has the right answer below but you
                       can safely use ftp.  The real problem with what you're
                       looking to do is your shakey network connection.  You
                       want to make sure your xfer mechanism has an option
                       to restart from where it left off if you lose your
                       connection.  Ftp can do that.
        \_ sftp/scp/rsync.  -tom