[time-nuts] How best to exchange Large files?

Chris Albertson albertson.chris at gmail.com
Mon Feb 20 19:14:00 UTC 2012

On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 9:52 AM, WarrenS <warrensjmail-one at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Recording high speed and/or long general purpose raw Osc data, the file can become very large.
> I'm looking for a simple, fast and easy (and cheap) way to transfer large compressed data files of up to say a 100 MB between time-nuts.
> I know there are all kinds places one can store large files that others can then have access to,  so I do not want to use the "OLD" way of breaking it up into many small pieces.
> I do not need to do this very often, so I do not want to sign up for any long term thing or maintain a Friends or face book type thing,
> I'm just looking for an easy, temporary way (say lasting up to a week each) to transfer a few big files that are too large to email.
> Suggestions anyone?

Dropbox is easy to use and for moderate size files, like your 100MB
files it works well.   You can out grow it quickly if you try to
transfer video files or DVD images.    This  link will get you going:
http://db.tt/NNDLcer    or Google will find DropBox for you.

Almost as easy is to run an FTP server on your home computer.   Then
there is no data transferred until someone comes to get it and there
is no size limit.   For moderate size files DropBox is easy but you do
have limited space there before they ask for money.   A server running
at your house would not have such limits.  And of course FTP servers
are free and can be very secure.   FTP servers come with most OSes and
all to need to do is unable it with a few mouse clicks.  (but maybe
not MS Windows?)  in any case it's easy to find and install.

Chris Albertson
Redondo Beach, California

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