I own a new recording studio and we have been using cloud storage like Dropbox to send large files to our clients. However, I feel there must be a more practical solution that having to wait hours for the files to upload to dropbox in order for a client to download them.
I thought there might be some simple Ubuntu style OS that I could install on a junk PC. Then from that PC I’d be able to plug in a USB containing the files, place them in a folder and then share that folder to my client over the net.
Obviously security is very important as we would only want only recipient and their invited guests to have access to that folder and no one else. The other thing that I imagine may be an issue is that of the dynamic IP address which our ISP provides. Would I need to have a static IP address for such a thing should it exist?
There’s a bittorrent filesharing program I saw featured on Linux Action Show it’s supposed to be much faster than dropbox it offers unlimited filesize and it’s free, just cant remember what It’s called but it sounds like it might just what your looking for, I’ll look through previous episodes of LAS and get back to you, alternatively you can have a look yourself http://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/