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

On Sun 03 Jun 2012 at 02:28:43 -0700, Aubrey Raech wrote:

> On Sat, 02 Jun 2012 21:07:15 -0400
> Miles Fidelman <mfidelman@meetinghouse.net> wrote:
> > here's another interesting one:
> > http://www.home.unix-ag.org/simon/woof.html
> > 
> >  From the description:
> > 
> > -------
> > Woof (Web Offer One File) tries a different approach. It assumes that 
> > everybody has a web-browser or a commandline web-client installed.
> > Woof is a small simple stupid webserver that can easily be invoked on
> > a single file. Your partner can access the file with tools he trusts
> > (e.g. wget). No need to enter passwords on keyboards where you don't
> > know about keyboard sniffers, no need to start a huge lot of

[Snipped: the remainder of the description of Woof.]
> Woof is excellent! Woof's also in the debian package repositories, as
> is fex (from your previous message). Thank you for finding these, try
> as I might I was unable to find any programs that do this from my own
> searches.

Woof doesn't appear to offer basic authentication so your files will be
up for grabs to anyone. This may be seen as less than ideal. Rather
ironic when you consider the advice given on not opening a machine to
the world and using ssh. Servefile is a very close cousin of Woof and
doesn't suffer from this alarming defect. You may want to evaluate it.

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