On 26.12.2009 08:53, Dave Lilley wrote:
> Hi folks,
>
> been trolling the net for a long time off and on but NOW i must get this
> problem sorted.
>
> I am needing to pass via the internet data from a Desktop PC to a Laptop
> and vis versa in an adhoc manner.

While not a Ruby solution:
Take a look at LogMeIn[0].

It might be enough for your needs.

Not a Ruby solution, either:
It'd be easy to setup an OpenSSH server on Windows[1] (one on each of 
your machines), and simply use PuTTY, or WinSCP to transfer commands / 
files.

Keep in mind: You *will* need a server/client combination. That's pretty 
much required (even P2P networks are client/server, it's just that you 
need only one program to do both, on the same port). ;)

[0] https://secure.logmein.com/US/products/free/
[1] http://sshwindows.sourceforge.net/

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Phillip Gawlowski
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