I have been using SimpleHTTpServer in python to transfer files on the local network.
Here is how it is done, if you don't know already.
python -m SimpleHTTPServer 8888
This will start a server and you can access your directory at
Now, let's do the same thing in
ruby -run -e httpd
Eureka, this will start a server at port
8080. Now if you want to run it on some other port just pass in the option
ruby -run -e httpd -p 8888