youshi10 at u.washington.edu
Thu Jul 28 10:03:18 PDT 2005
Will Affleck-Asch wrote:
>Why not just use a password protected FTP site, like we do for group-only
>files, and give that a decent password you control? Especially if it's Files
>you want to share ...
>Sometimes overthinking things makes them too complex.
>You can ask Martin Criminale for details about what we use, but he's tandem
>biking today and tomorrow - his email is at martinoc at u.washington.edu - i seem to recall it's an open source software package, but i can't recall offhand.
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>Ethan A Merritt <merritt at u.washington.edu> enscribed:
>On Wednesday 27 July 2005 11:25 pm, Peter Woodman wrote:
>>On Jul 27, 2005, at 11:19 PM, Ethan A Merritt wrote:
>>>Any chance you could distribute by Bittorrent, and just Email the
>>>torrent to the intended recipients? They wouldn't need a password,
>>>just the torrent file itself.
>>i don't know about that. it varies department-to-department, for
>>sure, but I doubt that this would ever fly with most faculty in non-
>>technical departments. Getting everyone to download/install/use a
>>bittorrent client would not be open/shut where I work.
>>Besides, how is BT justified here, other than it being "cool"?
>>Jesse's probably got the best idea.
>The stated requirement was a way to send big files to certain people
>without sending the files themselves by Email. I assumed that the
>point of the password discussion was to limit access to these files
>to the intended recipient, rather than just putting them on some
>publicly-accessible web site. Bittorrent seems to meet all those
>requirements. You don't send the file, just the torrent.
>If they don't have the torrent, they can't retrieve the file.
>Ethan A Merritt
>Biomolecular Structure Center
>University of Washington, Seattle 98195-7742
How secure does the data need to be that's going to be sent among
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