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The the instance he mentioned, it be attached to your router. If you don't turn your router off it wouldn't matter about you machine.

If you have a revolving IP that would also be an issue.

All depends on the router.

 

If the files are on my computer, then turning it off would mean no access to the files.

 

Anyway, I don't have the router for it so this isn't an option for me.

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post #12 of 17
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If the files are on my computer, then turning it off would mean no access to the files.

Anyway, I don't have the router for it so this isn't an option for me.

Fair enough.

Just tested google drive. It gives you links like:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6nkqLsb4m5iT2pyYi1rR0gxcXM

and

blob:https%3A//drive.google.com/833c6730-a680-486c-8be4-7fa808846c3d


If you're looking for web use there is an embed function. That looks like:
Code:
<iframe src="https://drive.google.com/a/overclocked.net/file/d/0B6nkqLsb4m5iT2pyYi1rR0gxcXM/preview" width="640" height="480"></iframe>


There's also access restrictions for sites/emails and public access.
Edited by BritishBob - 8/3/16 at 1:46am
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post #13 of 17
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I just want to be able to give people direct links without me having to go some web page first just to get the direct link. I also want to be able to insert images into my posts without first having to go to some web page just to get the URL.

 

With Dropbox, I had that. I'd get the link by right-clicking my file right on my computer and selecting the option to copy the link, replace "dl=0" with "raw=1", and I was done.

 

This all started when Comcast decided to take down their Personal Web Page servers. With that service, I used FireFTP and I had up to 7 GB of storage (1 GB per user, up to 7 users). It was awesome. I'd upload a file using FireFTP and then just grab the URL and I was done. There was no hassle. That's what I want: no hassle. I've been really pissed off ever since Comcast did this because it has made all of this much less convenient for me. I miss the old days. Sigh. Everything is more complicated than it needs to be.

 

I really just want what I had with Comcast. So far, all of my efforts to find it have failed.


Edited by TwoCables - 8/3/16 at 1:51am
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post #14 of 17
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I just want to be able to give people direct links without me having to go some web page first just to get the direct link. I also want to be able to insert images into my posts without first having to go to some web page just to get the URL.

With Dropbox, I had that. I'd get the link, replace "dl=0" with "raw=1", and I was done.

This all started when Comcast decided to take down their Personal Web Page servers. With that service, I used FireFTP and I had up to 7 GB of storage (1 GB per user, up to 7 users). It was awesome. I'd upload a file using FireFTP and then just grab the URL and I was done. There was no hassle. That's what I want: no hassle. I've been really pissed off ever since Comcast did this because it has made all of this much less convenient for me.

I really just want what I had with Comcast. So far, all of my efforts to find it have failed.

Just a thought, if you got a domain, hosted it on a box @ a place like godaddy you can do exactly what you want. Not ideal but it would work.

Using godaddy, as I've done it, you buy a site, buy hosting, link the two. Go into the hosting cpannel and set up ftp or a file sharing plugin. Link to site. Upload and then share links.

While reasonably expensive, you are in full control and it will only go down if you stop paying or someone derps the hosting location.
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post #15 of 17
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Just a thought, if you got a domain, hosted it on a box @ a place like godaddy you can do exactly what you want. Not ideal but it would work.

Using godaddy, as I've done it, you buy a site, buy hosting, link the two. Go into the hosting cpannel and set up ftp or a file sharing plugin. Link to site. Upload and then share links.

While reasonably expensive, you are in full control and it will only go down if you stop paying or someone derps the hosting location.

 

I'm not going to pay to have what I used to have for free. For my uses, paying for such a service would be extreme overkill.

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I'm not going to pay to have what I used to have for free. For my uses, paying for such a service would be extreme overkill.

Like I said, just an option. It would give you exactly what you want. When you want it and however you wanted it. Totally understandable not wanting to pay.

I haven't used any of the other services in the link from spin so can't comment on those.
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Hi TwoCables,

Have you ever used 4shared? You can do everything you mentioned, and it is free to sign up.

Then there is sendspace. I use this for work all the time when things don't fit in emails. Again, provides the same service.

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