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darrelljon


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PostPosted: Sat 11 Aug 2007, 10:42    Post subject:  

Ideally we would use a free sustainable server where files don't expire. I hope donations can sustain your ability to host ISOs for as long as possible. Perhaps a strong long-lasting free alternative will emerge if bandwidth prices fall.
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klu9

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PostPosted: Sat 11 Aug 2007, 11:37    Post subject:  

well Gray used tuxfamily.org (the one I mentioned above) and I got NOP successfully from there. http://download.tuxfamily.org/nop/

I think because it's not a 1-click "upload pirated stuff"-type site and just for free-libre software it will last longer.

also I think more use could be made of BitTorrent & Linuxtracker.org to distribute larger files, and metalinks to spread the burden.
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PostPosted: Mon 08 Oct 2007, 09:49    Post subject:
Subject description: Host for large files availible
 

MU et al,

I have space and bandwidth for you to use at
www.puppylinux.ca

email or pm and I'll set up an secure ftp account for you...that way you also help me to keep up to date with the iso and pets etc.

Eric
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klu9

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PostPosted: Sun 04 Nov 2007, 12:47    Post subject:  

coralcache has already been mentioned, but ruled out for most ISOs because it has a 50MB file size limit. But...

has anyone tried CoBlitz? It seems a very similar idea to coralcache, and is designed with ISOs in mind, up to 20GB (!) in size.
CoBlitz homepage wrote:
How Does It Work?

You add the prefix http://coblitz.codeen.org/ to the URL you want to serve, and CoBlitz does the rest... To give a high-level description of how it operates:
  • When clients request a large file, they are really contacting a special agent that resides on the CDN node. This agent looks like a standard Web server.
  • The agent converts the single request from the client into a stream of requests for smaller pieces (chunks) of the file. These requests are spread, in parallel, to other peer CDN nodes.
  • These peers request the chunks from the origin server, using the byte-range support in HTTP. The peers not only send the request back to the original agent, but also cache their chunks.
  • The agent reassembles the chunks and sends them back to the client in order, making it appear like one seamless download.

This approach has several benefits:
  • As peers join/leave the CDN, only the missing parts of the large file need to be re-requested, instead of doing whole-file caching.
  • Large files can be spread across the main memory of many nodes, reducing the memory pressure on any single node, and reducing the number of disk accesses needed to serve the file.
  • Since we use HTTP as the underlying protocol, no changes are required to clients or servers. All CoBlitz support is on the CDN itself.

It looks like all we'd have to do is put http://coblitz.codeen.org/ at the start of a regular HTTP iso link. The academic institutions running CoBlitz take care of the rest automatically. That's it, I think.
  • 1 special action on part of person posting a download link: just add http://coblitz.codeen.org/ to the start.
  • 0 special action required from the host (except maybe making sure they don't block CoBlitz nodes from downloading the file)
  • 0 special action required from the downloader: they just do what they usually do with a regular HTTP iso link. No special software required.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong. It looks almost too easy.
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klu9

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PostPosted: Sun 04 Nov 2007, 12:48    Post subject:  

PS here's some more info about CoBlitz from their web page.
Quote:
  • File size limits - No files smaller than 100KB or larger than 20GB are served for the general public. Exceptions are provided for PlanetLab users and for US Educational sites.
  • Content types - We are focusing on serving large files, like ISO images, PDFs, etc. We automatically change the content type of '.iso' files to be 'application/octet-stream'. We do not serve Web pages, images, videos, or audio files for the general public. These restrictions do not apply to files hosted at US Educational sites, or to any downloads initiated at PlanetLab-affiliated addresses.

You can easily make a CoBlitz link out of a regular link. The canonical form is

http://coblitz.codeen.org/Original_URL

Note that the original URL can either contain "http://" or not. (wget complains if you include "http://" in the orignal URL. So, when you use wget, please either use "\" in the second "http://" like "http://coblitz.codeen.org/http:\/\/original_url", or strip off the second "http://", like "http://coblitz.codeen.org/original_url".)

Example:
http://coblitz.codeen.org/www.cs.princeton.edu/~kyoungso/bigfile.zip
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PostPosted: Tue 20 Nov 2007, 17:55    Post subject: Hello everyone  

Hello and thank you for your distro release

I'd like to promote puppy from my personal mirror website,an independant website. It's intended to provide mirrors to linux distributions.

It's located in Europe (France)

This proposal is free and is placed under the GPL Licensing.

if you agree just tell me
Thanks for your cooperation

Webmaster@openxworld

mailto:openxworld @gmail.com
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klu9

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PostPosted: Sun 25 Nov 2007, 14:18    Post subject: Videos, Screencasts of your Puppy  

What if you want to share your video of Puppy or a Puplet? Videos can be very big files and you probably shouldn't offer them from your personal webspace.

Try a video sharing site. Here's a table of different video sharing sites.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_video_services

The most famous is Youtube, but there can be problems. For example Youtube doesn't accept videos in the .ogg (Theora) format, the usual default for Linux screencasts as it is open-source/free/libre/gratis.

If you don't want to go through the hassle of converting your video to a format acceptable to Youtube, look for services that accept .ogg. The wikipedia table incudes some (scroll down to the "Files" table).

I also found this French site dedicated to Linux videos and using .ogg:
http://www.linuxvideos.fr/
(But note that you can't do it "automatically"; you have to send them an e-mail.)
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PostPosted: Sun 17 Feb 2008, 11:49    Post subject:  

for files under 100mb in size, a good option seems to be mediafire

www.mediafire.com

Pros
  • Free
  • unlimited bandwidth
  • unlimited time
  • web-2.0-ish file management & upload progress viewing
  • easily share with others
  • downloaders can resume, use download managers, get more than 1 file at a time


Cons
  • file size limit of 100mb
  • no hotlinking (can't offer direct links)
  • upload only thru webpage (no FTP etc)

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PostPosted: Sun 17 Feb 2008, 12:09    Post subject:  

another one I've been trying out is boxstr

www.boxstr.com

Pros
  • free
  • 1GB filesize limit
  • hotlinks allowed (link directly to files, without any page in between)

Cons
  • rolling bandwidth limit (512MB per 24 hours)
  • upload via webpage (or windows software, limited in free version)
    a bit ugly Laughing
  • Damn, just saw this in the TOS: "Do not mirror out file downloads" Sad
  • no FAQ to answer all my questions
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PostPosted: Sun 17 Feb 2008, 12:27    Post subject:  

klu9 wrote:
for files under 100mb in size, a good option seems to be mediafire

www.mediafire.com

Pros
  • Free
  • unlimited bandwidth
  • unlimited time
  • web-2.0-ish file management & upload progress viewing
  • easily share with others
  • downloaders can resume, use download managers, get more than 1 file at a time


Cons
  • file size limit of 100mb
  • no hotlinking (can't offer direct links)
  • upload only thru webpage (no FTP etc)

yes, mediafire is good service, I have already used for dokupuppy, but I have also read that they in future may change policy for file retention (not more unlimited) other say that this policy is already changed. What can yoy say regard this?

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klu9

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PostPosted: Mon 18 Feb 2008, 09:00    Post subject:  

Dingo wrote:
yes, mediafire is good service, I have already used for dokupuppy, but I have also read that they in future may change policy for file retention (not more unlimited) other say that this policy is already changed. What can yoy say regard this?

Sorry, I have no info regarding this.
BTW I've included dokupuppy in my experimental Google custom search engine, Puppy Linux Super Search.
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PostPosted: Mon 18 Feb 2008, 09:23    Post subject:  

thanks, today I will add your search engine on dokupuppy.
anyway, I have found this other hosting:

http://www.snapdrive.net/

seems good. it say: UNLIMITED FILELIFE, unfortunatly, with Seamonkey, when I try on Puppy 3.01 to upload a file, my browser chashes and I no have idea why it happens

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darrelljon


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PostPosted: Fri 22 Feb 2008, 19:48    Post subject:  

MyFreeFileHosting.com have a 100Mb limit, but no need to register and no time expiration of files.
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PostPosted: Mon 10 Mar 2008, 10:23    Post subject: ADrive - Free 50Gb of Online Storage  

Free 50Gb of Online Storage!!!

ADrive: http://www.adrive.com/

Webware Article:

http://www.webware.com/8301-1_109-9888280-2.html?tag=cnetfd.mt

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PostPosted: Mon 10 Mar 2008, 19:31    Post subject: Re: ADrive - Free 50Gb of Online Storage  

jam wrote:
Free 50Gb of Online Storage!!!
ADrive: http://www.adrive.com/

Webware Article:
http://www.webware.com/8301-1_109-9888280-2.html?tag=cnetfd.mt

I was worried that "online storage" is not the same as "hosting" or "sharing" but I found this in ADrive's FAQ:
Quote:
Can I share my files? If so, how?
After uploading a file, you will have several options to the right of the file. One of them is "Share". This will move the file to your "My Shared Files" tab and a unique web link will be generated that you can share with anyone on the internet. All they have to do is open the link to download your shared file.

@Jam or anyone: any experience with ADrive? how reliable etc?

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