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Old 10-13-2009, 08:30 AM   #1
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File sharing like rapidshare...


I was wondering is there a way to do file hosting or share a file. I have this edited video clip that I'm trying to share with another individual across the states and I just want to send him a email so all he/she would have to do is click the link and the file would start downloading. I know there are rapidshare/filesvr/megauploads etc. but I would like to do this through my ubuntu installation.

thanks in advance
 
Old 10-13-2009, 09:05 AM   #2
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I've never tried it myself, but I came across this a while ago: woof
 
Old 10-13-2009, 09:15 AM   #3
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woof ... WTF??
It's wonderful Thanks for that link!
 
Old 10-13-2009, 09:29 AM   #4
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I see there are a couple more options mentioned in the comment section too. webfs and nearshare. The last one appears to be a java applet hosted on the web, meaning you don't even need to install anything.

In addition, I just found weblink, and a companion inverse program called droopy that allows you to open up a directory for temporary uploading to.
 
Old 10-13-2009, 03:28 PM   #5
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what i usually do is start httpd and put the file somewhere the web server can read from and send a link in an email.

just remember you have to leave the server on until they download the file.
 
Old 10-13-2009, 03:44 PM   #6
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what i usually do is start httpd and put the file somewhere the web server can read from and send a link in an email.
That's OK if you are already running a web server, but many of us aren't, and do not have any wish to. I think you might find life simpler, easier, and more secure if you took a quick look at woof at post #2

I tried it, and thought "Perfect. Brilliant: Small, sensible, understandable, and does exactly what it says on the box". Just what I didn't know I needed, but now I'll use it".
 
  


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