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For my project I need to automatically read files from another computer via its server. Like this psuedocode :-

log in in ftp
go to url
if new files
  read files
  write files to local
sleep 30 mins
run check()

I have full access on both windows machines and simply want to fetch any new created files from a security camera and record them at home . If possible I would like to have the security machine perhaps notify the home machine that a new file has been written but I don't know how to attack this? Can u help?

if new file saved
sleep 1 min
run checknew()

establish ftp
go to file address
transfer file

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Can u help?

Best not use and Arduino for that task, use on the target system a program like wget or some other ftp client which supports automatic retrieving.


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Save your photos to your dropbox directly.  Any computer (PC or Mac) you install dropbox on will automatically synchronize the files.  Additionally the client will give toaster pop-ups when files are added.

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