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Old 08-08-2008, 02:24 PM   #1
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Question GmailFS


I have some questions about GmailFS. I just started using it about 30 minutes ago, as of this post.

1 - Is it secure?
2 - If not, what are the known or possible security issues?
3 - Are there any file losses?
4 - Is there a way to access what is added straight from the Gmail account?
5 - Can someone show me their working fstab line to auto mount GmailFS? (Minus your username and password of course.) I can't seem to get this part working. I can mount it fine from the command line, but that is it.

(I wasn't sure where to post this. So I posted it here. If there is a better spot could one of the mods please move it? Thanks.)
 
Old 08-08-2008, 02:30 PM   #2
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Well, I have never used GmailFS, but my understanding is that it breaks up files into 10 MB chunks and then attaches them to messages, so it is almost like a RAID setup; where data is stripped to multiple elements. This means that unless the files you are saving were under 10 MB to start with, you couldn't just log into Gmail and access a specific file; you would need to merge however many chunks back into the original file.

As for security, it is as secure as Gmail is normally; so make of that what you will.
 
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Thanks. I am starting to understand this a little better now.
 
Old 08-08-2008, 07:02 PM   #4
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If your worried about the file contents being snooped, just encrypt the files before adding them to your GmailFS. I haven't noticed any file loss and I've had files up there for a couple of years.
 
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Thanks, I am playing around with a few different things right now to encrypt files.
 
  


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