[ubuntu-uk] Dropbox type solutions....

Avi Greenbury lists at avi.co
Mon Jun 20 11:57:24 UTC 2011

Dave Hanson wrote:
> To summarise what I'm after:
>     - The storage must be accessible from any browser as many networks block
>     ftp ports etc or only have 80&  443 open.
>     - Have individual profile spaces (So, Storage limits can be applied to a
>     particular user, other users cannot access files that are not their own,
>     that sort of thing)
>     - Not have speed restrictions, the transfers must be as quick as the
>     network allows.

My first, entirely uncloudy, thought is to have sshd listen on port 80, 
a web server on 443 and write a client (a short bash or perl script) 
that rsyncs stuff over ssh.

I might be highlighting my unfamiliarity with dropbox, however.


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