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[Discuss] drop box software

On Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 10:21 AM, Stephen Adler <adler at>wrote:

> Boy.. do I feel stupid. I had no idea drop box was basically a
> repository on steroids. I thought drop box was a service where I could
> upload a 20 gigabyte file and send a URL with a password to a friend so
> that he could down load that 20G file, thus working around large file
> limits in e-mail attachments. I run a subversion server on my home
> system which suffices for me to deal with keeping key files in a network
> accessible repository. Any time I hear the word cloud, I cringe... What
> happened to "The Grid"?
> So, let me refraise my question, is there any open source packages which
> would allow me to upload a file to a web site (my web site) and have it
> password protected and I could then e-mail the URL and password to my
> friend. I can do this all by hand, with .htaccess files etc, but I would
> prefer a nice web service to do it.
> thanks, and sorry for the confusion on my side...
You can do this.  Just have put those files in a folder in your dropbox
account.  have your friend sign up for dropbox and share that folder with
them.  While sharing anything that either of you add/delete/edit will be
updated on the other person's account as well, but just for the shared

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