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Private P2P - Possible way to transfer large files
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March 1, 2010
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Wheezer – I think you were the one looking into large file transfers for video files.  I saw this and thought you might be interested.

GigaTribe – allows  you to create a private P2P network.  CNET seems to like it.

http://download.cnet.com/GigaTribe/3000-2196_4-10617152.html?tag=contentMain;contentBody

March 1, 2010
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Hi Karen,

Yes, that was me. I took a look at GigaTribe, it looks like it has serious possibilities for being the thing to use. I've gotta check it out a little more tho.

Thank you! Smile

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March 2, 2010
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HiKaren! Smile

Great! I too will explore this

RameshSmile

March 2, 2010
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Wheezer said:

Hi Karen,

Yes, that was me. I took a look at GigaTribe, it looks like it has serious possibilities for being the thing to use. I've gotta check it out a little more tho.

Thank you! Smile


 

Let me know what you find out.  I've never used it myself.  I just like to check out CNET fairly regularly and it was on their download.com home page.

March 4, 2010
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Another one that might interest you is HFS. Used it some time ago and found it fairly simple to use and set up.

 

http://www.rejetto.com/hfs/

March 5, 2010
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I finally got the time to try out Giga Tribe today. It sure does look good.

Unfortunetely the progam would just shut down after about 2 minutes all by it's self. I looked in the options settings and on their online forum, which is just a link to their facebook page, and found nothing to make it keep running. There is one  message in their "Discussions" page on facebook titled "Crashing", but when  I click the link to open the page it takes me back to my wall page. ???  Other messages on the discussion page were't talking very kindly about the new version 3.1 either.

I was planning on running a test of how the whole thing worked by setting up a different account in my old computer, then try downloading a file from my new computer to it. But the program shut down on that one too.

So over-all, my impression of Giga Tribe is that it isn't going to work, for me anyway. It's been uninstalled on both computers and my search goes on.

Guess I'll check into HFS as o(o.o)o suggested next.

Thank you for letting me know you came across it tho Karen. Smile

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March 5, 2010
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That makes me wonder…I've never used it myself, I just saw it on CNET and their editors rated it pretty highly.  Oh wellCry

March 5, 2010
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My guess would be that CNet's ratings were based on an older version. I don't remember the exact date the new version came out, but I think it was just a couple weeks ago.

From what I read on the facebook discussions page, it sounded like the older versions were much easier to use and stable. One person even went on a rant about how the new version isn't very newbie friendly and how giga tribe should change that.

I don't remember see an option to do it, but I might go back to their site and see if I can find a way to download an older version. That could be worth a shot.

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March 5, 2010
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To add one more thing…

I went to the giga tribe website and posted a comment about my experience with the hopes that they would reply with instructions on how to fix the crashing issue. I made sure to word it in a way that wouldn't be insulting or in any way derogatory.

Within minutes my comment was taken down. Eventually if you're not going to say you love it, you can't comment.

Since Karen originally found the information on CNet, I have now posted a comment on that site's page for giga tribe. If they leave it up, which I have no reason to believe they won't, at least people will have one honest experience to take into consideration before downloading the program.

 

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March 5, 2010
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Have you tried aDrive.com yet?  I just checked out their website and they offer 50GB on their free account and there is a 2GB per file upload limit.  You have to use the web interface to upload files unless you want to pay for the premium account which allows you to use FTP to upload.

March 5, 2010
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I don't think I've looked at aDrive yet. I'll add it to the list of possibilities.

One thing that I want to check out first tho came to me when I was checking CSNet. In that same category as giga tribe they list uTorrent. I've already got that on my computer, from when I signed up for the Demonoid account. I haven't gotten around to using either one yet, but it sounds like maybe I can use uTorrent to do the job. I just want to check out security, as in will I be able to give access to only those who I choose to or will it be available to everyone and anyone.

It shouldn't take to long to find that info, once I get around to it. I've just got so many things going on right now that it's hard to remember it all and get the time to do it.

I finally started a "to do" list that's saved on my desktop to help me remeber all the stuff I want to do. Ohhhh, I must be gett'n old…  Wink

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March 5, 2010
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I don't think uTorrent allows you to specify only specific users.  But I could be wrong.  I've only used it "casually", not looked under the hood.

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karen said:

I don't think uTorrent allows you to specify only specific users.  But I could be wrong.  I've only used it "casually", not looked under the hood.


The help file says you can filter out/ keep out selected recipients. Does that mean you can select just one or some……..as yet. I don't know. The only thing which is definite is that uTorrent allows "encrypted" & "non encrypted P2P"
 

The former is obviously more private. The former also allows limited choices to download from. The otherwise very well worded help file of uTorrent 1.8.4 is silent about:-

  1. Whether encrypting allows fine tuning to just one peer
  2. With or without password so that only one peer can read it
  3. Whether password is secure or not

Ramesh Smile

 

March 6, 2010
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Wheezer said:

I don't think I've looked at aDrive yet. I'll add it to the list of possibilities.

One thing that I want to check out first tho came to me when I was checking CSNet. In that same category as giga tribe they list uTorrent. I've already got that on my computer, from when I signed up for the Demonoid account. I haven't gotten around to using either one yet, but it sounds like maybe I can use uTorrent to do the job. I just want to check out security, as in will I be able to give access to only those who I choose to or will it be available to everyone and anyone.

It shouldn't take to long to find that info, once I get around to it. I've just got so many things going on right now that it's hard to remember it all and get the time to do it.

I finally started a "to do" list that's saved on my desktop to help me remeber all the stuff I want to do. Ohhhh, I must be gett'n old…  Wink


 

Wheezer said:

I don't think I've looked at aDrive yet. I'll add it to the list of possibilities.

One thing that I want to check out first tho came to me when I was checking CSNet. In that same category as giga tribe they list uTorrent. I've already got that on my computer, from when I signed up for the Demonoid account. I haven't gotten around to using either one yet, but it sounds like maybe I can use uTorrent to do the job. I just want to check out security, as in will I be able to give access to only those who I choose to or will it be available to everyone and anyone.

It shouldn't take to long to find that info, once I get around to it. I've just got so many things going on right now that it's hard to remember it all and get the time to do it.

I finally started a "to do" list that's saved on my desktop to help me remeber all the stuff I want to do. Ohhhh, I must be gett'n old…  Wink


 

Wheezer I might have hit paydirt for you. Basically there are just 3 factors which you require to be satisfied:-

  1. P2P with ability to send video from 1 to 1. Apparently the jargon for it is F2F
  2. Security for you & your receiver
  3. The Client aka app should be compatible with BitTorrent protocol

There is one app aka Client which seems to satisfy all 3 parameters. Its called "OneSwarm" . Check it out on http://oneswarm.cs.washington.edu/index.html

 

Start of Quote 

Overview

Although widely used, currently popular
peer-to-peer (P2P) applications offer no user privacy. By design,
services like BitTorrent and Gnutella share data with anyone that asks
for it, allowing a third-party to systematically monitor user behavior. As a result, using a P2P network means that your online activities become public knowledge.

OneSwarm
is a new peer-to-peer tool that provides users with explicit control
over their privacy by letting them determine how data is shared.
Instead of sharing data indiscriminately, data shared with OneSwarm can
be made public, it can be shared with friends, shared with some friends
but not others, and so forth. We call this friend-to-friend (F2F) data
sharing. OneSwarm is:

  • Privacy preserving: OneSwarm uses
    source address rewriting to protect user privacy. Instead of always
    transmitting data directly from sender to receiver (immediately
    identifying both), OneSwarm may forward data through multiple
    intermedaries, obscuring the identity of both sender and receiver. For
    more details, check out the OneSwarm overview screencast or our papers.
  • User friendly: OneSwarm’s interface is web-based
    and supports real-time transcoding of many audio and video formats for
    in-browser playback, eliminating the need for casual users to master a
    new application’s interface or search for custom media codecs.
  • Open: OneSwarm
    is freely available and built on existing standards. OneSwarm can
    operate as a fully backwards compatible BitTorrent client, and its
    friend-to-friend data sharing features are built on cryptographic
    standards, e.g., X.509 certificates and SSL encryption.

For more details, check out FAQ, wiki, forum, and screencasts below.

People

Contact us

Graduate students:  
Faculty:  

Acknowledgments

This work is supported by the NSF (CNS-0720589) and UW CSE.
uw | cse | systems, networking, & security

 

End of Quote  Try it Wheezer! Smile

There is one last other solution which I am checking out

RameshSmile

 

March 6, 2010
3:22 AM
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That's it. I checked Usenet also but it is not suitable because it is slow. Btw you can check out OneSwarm & also its review in a very compact PDF file called MakeUseOf-file-sharing.pdf which you would get in http://www.MakeUseOf.com

RameshSmile

April 4, 2010
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Have you tried Binfer? Its a new comer in the private file sharing space. The link is http://www.binfer.com. It is Java based and works on my Linux and Vista comps.

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