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

Chuck Forsberg WA7KGX N2469R caf at omen.com
Tue Feb 21 23:59:08 UTC 2012

I *am* uploading the files directly to my Linux server,
called "Mother" (as in Alien).

On 02/21/2012 03:48 PM, Chris Albertson wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 3:22 PM, Chuck Forsberg WA7KGX N2469R
> <caf at omen.com>  wrote:
>> After collecting a new set of data, I need to create a new directory
>> to receive those files.  I stop Kismet, restart the wifi supplicant,
>> log into my Linux server, create the new directory, cd to it,
>> and transfer the files with the ZMODEM delete source on successful
>> transfer option.
> What a complex setup!  Can't you user some of the Linux server's disk
> space and write the files directly to that disk?   Seems that would be
> much better.
> I used to use a story about how an amateur mason builds a brick
> wall....  He goes to Home Depot and loads bricks on the cart, pushes
> the cart through the checkout and unloads into his pickup truck,
> drives home and unloads the truck on the driveway.   Later he restacks
> the bricks near where the wall is to be built.   Then one by one takes
> bricks off the stack and places them on the wall.   He lifts every
> brick five times
> The professional has the brick company deliver the bricks three feet
> from where the wall is to be built.  He lifts each brick once. (and
> likely pays less for the bricks)
> I've used this story in data processing system designs when I see
> people moving data around.     I say "think, where is the final place
> you want your data.  Then just put it there to begin with and be done
> with it."
> So, just open some kind of connection and put the data where it goes.
> Even a little Arduino has more then enough power for that.
> (Yes I actually did the brick wall the wrong way, once.  Never again.)
> Chris Albertson
> Redondo Beach, California
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Chuck Forsberg WA7KGX N2469R     caf at omen.com   www.omen.com
Developer of Industrial ZMODEM(Tm) for Embedded Applications
   Omen Technology Inc      "The High Reliability Software"
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