Ok, this one is half-official, half-personal interest.
For some time I was looking for good decentralised encrypted online storage provider. About 2 weeks ago, I finally found a system, that met my expectations and it opened up even some new possibilites. Namely a possible new way for file distribution. I don’t want to advertise the system, however I’d like to get some feedback if this approach makes sense to pursue and how it would work for you.
Anyway, we won’t rely on just one technique for the upcoming release, but try to balance the load on several servers and severals technical solutions.
The system I found is called Wuala and is basically a Peer-to-Peer-Network. It’s aim is to give a very easy to use system for encrypted private online file storage, for sharing with registered friends and for public distribution. You have 1Gb online storage to upload your files. Those are encrypted locally with your registered key, then split into chunks, which are uploaded and distributed throughout the network. The networkcloud holds the chunks and without your key, nobody can reassemble and decrypt the files.
So much theory, it is possible to set up the visibilty of folders, that were uploaded. They can be displayed and files can be downloaded. And now for the interesting part. This doesn’t require registration. On the one hand, we are speeking of a stand-alone application in which you browse through your storage. On the other hand, this application can be run through the web (Java …) and doesn’t require you install it permanently.
Now some hands own, I created a group for CTDP and uploaded just some example stuff. So you can try it out. I’d like to know if this could work for a mod release scenario.
Here you can download the BMW07 (of course we know everybody got it, but just for a test ;))
And here I made a folder with all my GP4-car-addons, which aren’t available for download on many sites anymore:
So what do you think?
Please also post if you have technical difficulties, it’s not that we can fix them, but also helps considering the system.