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[liberationtech] Safe app like Dropbox?

Uncle Zzzen unclezzzen at gmail.com
Mon Jan 7 14:56:12 PST 2013


I'm a satisfied customer :)
It's not as out-of-the-box as dropbox etc. because you have to get used to
concepts like "the url is the key", each file or folder has different urls
for read/write and read-only access, etc.
You also need to avoid leaking refer[r]ers (best is to install a browser
extension like refControl<https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/refcontrol/>)
in case you accidentally access a read/write url of an html page that has
external img/script/css (best practice is to try to avoid such references).
If you also want public web interface, you'll need to install a
lafs-rpg<https://bitbucket.org/nejucomo/lafs-rpg>gateway (to avoid
operator-cost attacks and leaking URLs to logs, etc.) and
it should be behind SSL (because you shouldn't leak URLs).

Once you get it going, it's a very powerful tool.
You can keep something private, and the minute you want - you can either
privately send folder/file's read-only URL to a friend/customer/etc., or
publish it to the world (you can simply use an external url
shortener<http://is.gd/palecon>for that).

Bonus: If you set up a dead-man switch that tweets the right URL, you can
live forever ;)


On Tue, Jan 8, 2013 at 1:40 AM, Steve Weis <steveweis at gmail.com> wrote:

> Just wanted to add that Least Authority offers Tahoe-on-S3 as a commercial
> service for $1/GB/month:
> https://leastauthority.com/
>
>
>
> On Mon, Jan 7, 2013 at 9:08 AM, Leigh Honeywell <leigh at hypatia.ca> wrote:
>
>> Try https://tahoe-lafs.org/trac/tahoe-lafs - I think it's precisely
>> what you're looking for.  It's also an admirably friendly open source
>> community, as an added bonus :)
>>
>> -Leigh
>>
>> On Sun, Jan 6, 2013 at 12:49 AM, Jerzy Łogiewa <jerzyma at interia.eu>
>> wrote:
>> > Hello!
>> >
>> > Dropbox is completely convenient, but source is closed and I do not
>> really want storing my data on their server.
>> >
>> > What other app exist? Anything truly open and support own remote
>> storage, but working as: drop into folder, auto syncro happens on a
>> supported platform?
>> >
>> > Thanks!
>> >
>> > --
>> > Jerzy Łogiewa -- jerzyma at interia.eu
>> >
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