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Re: Programs for direct friend-to-friend file transfer?

On Sat, 02 Jun 2012 18:10:53 +0300
Mika Suomalainen <mika.henrik.mainio@hotmail.com> wrote:

> On 02.06.2012 09:21, Aubrey Raech wrote:
> > On Sat, 2 Jun 2012 08:08:44 +0200
> > Tom Rausner <tom@rausner.dk> wrote:
> > 
> >> Dropbox ?
> > 
> > Ah, and avoiding third-party servers was also a hopeful :-/ I'd
> > prefer not to have my files "out there" on the web... more of a
> > direct person-to-person transfer.
> > 
> > I've also considered making a .torrent file for whatever it is I
> > want to transfer and using a public tracker for it, but that seems
> > far more roundabout than necessary. A torrent of one.
> > 
> > --Aubrey
> GPG encrypted file(s) + torrent with public tracker?
> I have used that method sometimes.

And although a great program has been recommended (Woof), I think I may
like this method better, at least when the files are large enough. Two

1. My ISP can get mad if I send too much data up through my connection,
   complaining that I'm "running services". If I throttle the upload,
   it's not an issue.

2. If we lose connection for some reason, the download does not have to
   restart! At least with Woof, I believe that that would be necessary.

Plus GPG is awesome! I may use GPG with one of the other "make a file
available for download" methods in the event that the other person can
be expected to decrypt it! :)


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