How do I use Filecast over the internet?

For most users, the URL shown by FileCast, is only valid in their local LAN. This is because ISPs nowadays only assign dynamic IP addresses to their customers. To share a file with someone on the internet, you first need to configure your DSL router (please refer to the manual of your router on how to do this. It is done differently for every model):

  • Setup dynamic DNS
  • Setup port forwarding

Once you have done this, you have configured a hostname and a port under which FileCast should be reachable from the internet. Now you only need to tell FileCast to use these values. This is done via system properties on the commandline (only works for the .JAR version):

java -jar -Daddress=my.dynamic.address -Dport=8080 filecast.jar