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Everything else / URGENT: If you are in Egypt now ...
« on: January 31, 2011, 11:51:38 AM »
...and still have (corporate) internet access, but behind a router or firewall:

you can run a (mobile) webserver with HFS to receive and send important info out of censored Egypt. (Twitter: #jan25)

Follow the instructions here:,9384.0.html

Thank you!

HFS ~ HTTP File Server / Re: hi all
« on: January 24, 2011, 06:36:56 PM »
Wow glad to see HFs still going. I used to use it along time ago. And now i am going to start again,  Hoping  to see some old faces here in the forums.
Exactly the same for me.

HFS ~ HTTP File Server / HFS & PageKite: Serving from everywhere
« on: January 23, 2011, 07:01:54 PM »

long time no see, but i'm back again. Have to pick up the latest developments here ..

Inspired by:
Does anyone have suggestions for a simple webserver to use on windows
together with pagekite?

I've been experimenting with Apache but I feel thats a bit too much
for simple use. Its hard to configure for non-techies.

I found this list of free webservers. Most of them seem to be
available on windows.

HFS looks interesting. Anyone tried that?

See also the topic on routers & portforwarding:,9384.0.html

PageKite and HFS seems to be the ideal combination for win-users: very easy to use, and no firewall/router restrictions anymore.

What do you think? Could it give HFS an extra boost?


you are right. PageKite deserves a better label than that. I got your point an i am fully aware about it.
As you mentioned in your blog, the internet today is still focused on consuming information than sharing information. And even when information is shared, this data are "co-owned" by the hosting corporations. ...

Back to topic:

I made a test account, installed Python 2.7, PageKite and HFS beta on my laptop (corporate Win XP Pro).
My wireless connection is firewalled and ...

... HFS is perfectly reachable from the outside world!!! It took less than 10 minutes. Just follow the instructions.
... portforwarding is not necessary anymore. If you can browse, you can serve,too.

The value of this tool can not be overemphasized!


Thanks for posting, this looks extremely interesting! I will give it a try!

Was looking for that concept for years ... it seems you found a very simple solution for serving across hostile firewalls.
This will give censors some headaches, lol.

Just did some "research": This project deserves full support!
- it supports WIN, Linux & Mac
- the people behind the concept are "world class" in every aspect

PageKite is a system for running web servers on machines without a direct connection to the Internet, such as mobile devices or computers behind restrictive firewalls.

Without pageKite, this is a surprisingly difficult problem. In spite of the fact that powerful computers and high-speed Internet connections are now the norm in many places, technicalities generally conspire to make servers on home or mobile machines largely unreachable from the wider Internet - and therefore useless.

These technicalities - firewalls, NAT, IP addresses, DNS - are the problems pageKite aims to simplify and solve.

I tried to achieve that with good old Proxomitron, but failed.

@ Bjarni: Thanks again for posting here & thank you for the recognition you give to HFS.

 "[...] it goes right through most firewalls, making your personal website visible even when you are using public WiFi or a 3G Internet connection."
Is this what i think it is: war-serving?  ;)

Which reminds me to watch the second part of the documentary from VPRO


F.A.Q.s / Re: Portable sHFS : HFS via Stunnel with configuration GUI
« on: October 06, 2009, 06:20:15 PM »
Hi AvvA,

I'm just passing by and found your excellent work!   8)

I didn't have the time to test and read it all, but from what I can see, you made a big effort.
I hope you enjoyed it. Chapeau & thank you for sharing!

When I started experimenting with Stunnel and HFS about 2.5 years ago with the aim to get a plug & play SSL-HFS on a pendrive, it was just a "hobby" to see whether it was achievable or not.
When it worked, I just put my findings into an essay. I'd never thought, that this would get so much interest.

But finally, "From small acorns to big oaks grow". Thank you again (and the rest of the gang who are still here) for helping thisto  grow.

Best regards,

In remembrance "The web was made for sharing ..."

RAWR-Designs / Re: Thunderchicken of Glory with delete function
« on: December 20, 2008, 05:38:11 PM »
ok just tried installing your template on the 217 build, with following result...any idea why?

After some time of absence I passed by and tried to pick up the developments:
Same result here!

Everything else / Re: Opensource Freeware Bundled CD
« on: December 19, 2008, 02:58:36 PM »
~GeeS~ good to see that you got nine lifes
? ? ?

HFS ~ HTTP File Server / Re: Uptime record?
« on: August 15, 2007, 06:43:06 AM »
@T_S_G and Foggy: you should learn to search better!  ;)
??? I found the HFS with 730days uptime

Edit: ... and I should learn to read and post better...

HFS ~ HTTP File Server / Re: Uptime record?
« on: August 14, 2007, 04:39:09 PM »

This indicates 731 days on the 4th of July .... compare with the data and uptime from my earlier posting: the data from Google's cache are inconsistent with the uptimes. It's an edited template... :(

HFS ~ HTTP File Server / Re: Uptime record?
« on: August 14, 2007, 02:12:25 PM »
Long dead topic but i couldn't help but google dig myself.

HFS /shared files/【圖片】/伊東美/[伊東美][四部寫真集][近400p ...
- [ Translate this page ]
b9.jpg, 224.22 KB, 2005/10/2 下午08:43:06, -. HttpFileServer 2.0 alpha19 Servertime: 2007/7/26 上午09:23:15 Uptime: (730 days) 08:58:08 Build-time: 0.046.
*************** - 14k -

730 days. Sweet.

Check this link:

and e.g. the first hit:

Congrats beyond!! Why did you reset?
@T_S_G and Foggy: you should learn to search better!  ;)

next edit: from Google results

HFS /shared files/【動漫畫】/【H comics】/幽游白書H漫(日)/... 176.48 KB, 2004/4/29 下午09:24:48, -. HttpFileServer 2.0 alpha19 Servertime: 2007/7/25 上午07:52:41 Uptime: (730 days) 09:08:49 Build-time: 0.032. - 7k - In cache - Gelijkwaardige pagina's

HFS /shared files/【動漫畫】/【H comics】/夫婦遊戲----H漫/30.jpg, 66.85 KB, 2004/4/29 下午09:49:08, -. HttpFileServer 2.0 alpha19 Servertime: 2007/7/18 下午03:37:05 Uptime: (730 days) 08:39:48 Build-time: 0.016. - 11k - In cache - Gelijkwaardige pagina's

Strange: On 25th of July it has the same uptime (730 days) as on 18th of July !!!???
Either an "edited" template or a bug in the HFS counter??

HTML & templates / Re: A problem with loading template
« on: August 11, 2007, 11:49:57 PM »
Your computer should be fine ... I've run HFS with Celeron 266 MHz and about the same size of RAM some time ago .... run flawlessly with e.g. The Black and other modified templates (but it took hours to get XP on it  :o )
Nice template you have ... cool and loads very fast. I would not recommend to use other {very heavy "bloated"} templates with your limited bandwith: loading would take ages.

 :D     ;D   "Site was made with  Notepad!" My compliments!!!  8)

HFS ~ HTTP File Server / Re: HFS stunnel setup
« on: August 06, 2007, 07:08:39 PM »
Thank you for confirming that the instructions are still valid (as lang as you do exactly as described!)

A more secure way ... for what?
With Stunnel (SSL) the data transmission between your server PC and any client's PC is practically safe. No man in the middle (your ISP, your clients ISP or other possible listeners) can decrypt the transmitted data (as long as you don't compromise your private key). But Stunnel only protects the transfer.
Accessing your data on your server can be restricted by username/password(key words: strong passwords, so non-guessable), number of false log-in attempts (brute forcing) before denial (still in To-Do). Your password policy or how can you trust your clients? Would it do harm you if a user would post the pw on the net?!
If you are really paranoia, you could restrict access to defined IP adresses and/or use Stunnel client side  certificates. But still the question rises: can you trust your users? What happens with the data when they are decrypted on your clients PC?
But nevertheless, with Stunnel and a strong user/pass you have the same security as with an on-line (https) bank account.

HFS ~ HTTP File Server / Re: HFS stunnel setup
« on: August 06, 2007, 05:41:27 PM »
Did you follow the instructions on ?
It should work, try again!
Check your Stunnel logs.

HFS ~ HTTP File Server / Re: a tutorial(?) on youtube
« on: August 02, 2007, 02:53:49 PM »
Look at the language in his google screen. Seems he is from Slovenia.

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