Doug Stewart on 15 Oct 2012 10:47:52 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Looking for Open Source Cloud File Storage Program

This is otherwise known as "No, shut up".

On Mon, Oct 15, 2012 at 1:43 PM, Rich Freeman <> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 15, 2012 at 10:07 AM, Sam Gleske <> wrote:
>> On Sat, Oct 13, 2012 at 9:19 PM, Casey Bralla <>
>> wrote:
>>> Google docs will certainly work, but I wanted to keep these files on my
>>> own
>>> server.   I don't trust the "cloud" to respect my privacy or integrity.
>>> Any open source ideas?
>> You simply need to string together a bunch of local services to get the
>> desired effect.  I run RAID and export the file shares using Samba so that
>> it is compatible with SMB (Windows File Share).  This is a LAN only solution
>> though.  You haven't mentioned the access requirements.  Will there be a
>> need to access these shares over the internet?
> I think he was basically looking for a dropbox / google drive / etc
> replacement.  That is, something that allows you to upload/download
> files from any browser on any OS.
> SMB/VPN/etc really are a different kind of solution to the problem.  I
> could tell my mother to log into my website and upload a file with her
> browser.  I couldn't tell her to just set up a VPN and SMB share to do
> the same.  Heaven help her if the file is on a feature phone that
> doesn't do much more than http.
> The whole attraction of solutions like dropbox is that they are easy
> to use with no dependencies beyond a browser.  They might be more
> complicated on the server, but mere mortals don't have to maintain the
> server.
> Rich
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