[Noisebridge-discuss] File Host?

Peter Kaminski kaminski at istori.com
Thu Jun 20 21:03:09 UTC 2013

Yay Archive!

I thought I would mention that for a different community, I've been 
using BitTorrent Sync 
<http://labs.bittorrent.com/experiments/sync.html>for a similar 
purpose.  It's sort of a p2p Dropbox.  You specify folders to sync, hand 
out a key (a 32-character string, which specifies read/write, read-only, 
or 24-hour access), and poof, it just works.

BT Sync has the downside that people have to install the client (free as 
in beer, but not open), which runs on Linux/Mac/Windows (including some 
Linux NAS devices; mobile apps are in alpha).  But the upside is that 
it's super-simple to set up, and Just Works. It's fun to use.

I'm an Amazon EC2 geek, so along with my personal computer hosting the 
files, I set up a spot micro Linux instance hosting the files, too, to 
help get the community swarm started.  It's not free, but very cheap; 
the nominal price has been $0.004/hour, and I set my maximum bid at 
$0.01/hour.  It's pretty cheap for a few days or weeks (somewhere 
between $0.67 and $1.68 per week), at which point hopefully more folks 
in the community are hosting the files as well, and you can kill the 


On 6/20/13 16:49 PM, Alex Buie wrote:

> We'd love to host them. Feel free to shoot me an email at 
> abuie at archive.org <mailto:abuie at archive.org> if you need any help 
> getting them up.
> On Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 1:35 PM, Jeffrey Carl Faden 
> <jeffreyatw at gmail.com <mailto:jeffreyatw at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     You might be able to put them on http://archive.org.
>     Jeffrey
>     On Jun 20, 2013, at 1:33 PM, Johny Radio <johnyradio at gmail.com
>     <mailto:johnyradio at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>     Can Noisebridge host files for public download?
>>     I have 10+ gigs of video from the Noise Hacks and Noise Jams,
>>     which i'd like to share with the community.
>>     Or plz suggest any (free) 3rd party hosts.
>>     thx!
>>     -- 
>>     Johny Radio

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