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A service like dropload?

13.07.2005 - 02:29 / filled under default

I am looking for a way to have a protected download for a friend who probably does not have a lot of options on his own server. ;)

Given: A pdf file. Wanted: A way to send of a unique link so people can download it from there but not to be accessible without that link

Dropload seems nice, but it does as it says - drop the file after it is downloaded once.

Any suggestion and hints are appreciated.

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    comments (8) :

  1. You might want to try SpinXpress at http://www.outhink.com, not quite what your talking about but pretty close... disclaimer: Dave and Markus are good friends of mine, but I still think the software is great!
    Chris Ritke 13.07.2005 - 04:02
  2. He could hyperlink to a php script somewhere that redirects to the secret location of the pdf file only if the HTTP_REFERER is correct.
    Seth Russell 13.07.2005 - 16:39
  3. Why not just use a .htaccess protection?
    Michael 14.07.2005 - 12:59
  4. Guys, think simpler. :)

    Chris, that is interesting, but needs to have his computer running.
    Seth that would need a nice admin programm also - clickable.

    Michael: to complicated for giving out pdfs regulary to different people.

    As I said: Like dropload, as simple as that. ;)
    Nicole 14.07.2005 - 13:02
  5. Just try free gmx-service. You have a "Media Center Space of 1GB" You can upoad every file... And protect it with a password ... than you can send an e-mail with the link and password you can make it accessible for 10 days / 30 days or forewer...
    Andreas 17.07.2005 - 13:58
  6. http://www.ourmedia.org/

    Try OurMedia...they say they store forever, no catches
    her_suziness 20.07.2005 - 21:54
  7. The catch would be - as far as I know - that there is no protection of the files there, which is needed in this case. But thx. for the suggestion.
    Nicole Simon 20.07.2005 - 21:59
  8. Encrypt the file. Communicate the password to the receiving party and use http://www.yousendit.com/ to send it.
    Swissfondue 25.07.2005 - 11:31

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