Do you need to share files securely, without storing in the cloud?

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  1. DrivenByDemons

    DrivenByDemons Well-Known Member

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    Want a solid, encrypted connection between peers for direct file transfer/folder syncing? Dropbox works great but what if you don't want a copy of your files on their servers???

    Bittorent Sync

    You're welcome

    Boom

    http://labs.bittorrent.com/experiments/sync.html
     
  2. Daveindiego

    Daveindiego Confirmed Internet Legend Banned User

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    So we can share that German porn file now?
     
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    DrivenByDemons Well-Known Member

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    Bro, we could set up a sync and everything I drop in my folder would just appear like magic in yours.

    Boom
     
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    sternski New Member Banned User

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    fuck yeah...thx dude.
     
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    DrivenByDemons Well-Known Member

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    Works so good. And endorsed by Steve Gibson, the Godfather of computer security.
     
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    redshirt Well-Known Member VIP

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    I miss dl'ing everything off some college kid's T3 speed FTP :nocheer:
     
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    DrivenByDemons Well-Known Member

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    protip: T3 is only 43meg. We are already there with cable connections.
     
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    sternski New Member Banned User

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    redshirt Well-Known Member VIP

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    Yeah, this was years ago when I was hanging around in IRC, and we'd get in line to get the FTP and password, so at the time their T3 speed was like magic.
     
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    DrivenByDemons Well-Known Member

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    I'm envisioning offsite backup storage between family members or something like that. Large files are broken into 4 meg chunks kinda like rar's in newsgroups etc... Minor changes to large files will only require a 4 meg refresh.
     
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    DrivenByDemons Well-Known Member

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    Those were fun days.
     
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    JumboWop Outlaw Gold

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    i ditched dropbox a long time ago because of file locking problems. did you ever have problems with that?

    maybe i'm misunderstanding it but it sounds like bit-torrent sync is generating a GUID which is used as the key. i don't like the fact that they have the key. this means that they could turn it over to the government who could use that set up another node/file repo and clone and decrypt your files. there must be more to it but that's what their FAQ seems to say. i'd rather them let the end user use a custom key.
     
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    I downloaded this software. It looks pretty harmless. Basically I choose a file and then bittorrent sends me back a password. I then send that password to the other computer that will receive them. Once that person initiates the sync, the files transfer.

    I wanna test it out.
     
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    Lemmy Douchebag Extraordinaire Gold

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    Delicious.....

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    HeinousMark Creepy-Ass Cracka VIP

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    Can I get free porn with this?
     
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    DrivenByDemons Well-Known Member

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    You can make your own key if you'd like. Its in alpha so there is more to be done but it's already very solid.