[svlug] netdrive or xdrive for linux anyone

HvR hvrietsc at yahoo.com
Thu May 25 16:55:54 PDT 2000


nope: linuxdrive.com is a paid for real harddisk with
free linux stored on it.. 

not really what i had in mind. as far as algeria goes:
easy to encrypt files before storing them on the
netdrive...

--- Rafael <raffi at linwin.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 25 May 2000, HvR wrote:
> 
> > folks with windoze and nt can get things like
> > www.netdrive.com and www.xdrive.com: up to 100mb
> of
> > internet storage. really cool if you travel a lot
> and
> > also good backup policy...
> > 
> > 
> > anyone know of any www.somethings.com that provide
> > this service free of charge for linux. ideally i
> would
> > like to mount this internet drive and then treat
> it
> > just like any other filesystem on my box.
> > 
> > has anyone decoded the xdrive/netdrive protocol
> and
> > written a filesystem driver for it?
> 
> When I checked one of their sites they listed Linux
> as one of the options.
> They mentioned something like linuxdrive.com I
> think.
> 
> Don't know the details, never tried it and probably
> never will. They ask
> too many questions.  I wonder what will happen when
> they break into one of
> those "free disks" on the Internet, suck up your
> financial data and
> transfer it to Algeria?
> 
> What the hell is going on these days with all the
> "free stuff?" Everybody
> wants to get everything for free. Free computers,
> free ISP accounts, free
> backups, free medical insurance, and 6 weeks paid
> vacations. Are we in
> heaven yet? Any free appartments in the Bay Area?
> 
> Somebody is going to pay for this you know. There
> was a report on TV (and
> what do they know) about ISPs to charge for the
> email depending on it's
> size. Apparently email attachements generate a lot
> of traffic. My guess is
> that 30 % is due to inefficient MS file
> formats/overhead and protocols,
> 15% is virus infected junk mail, 10% is other junk
> mail, 3% are old jokes,
> and the rest is somewhat useful email traffic.
> 
> Multimedia is another matter alltogether. In any
> case, there are a few
> companies working on a protocol to charge for the
> internet traffic
> depending on usage.
> 
> 
>    O__  ---- Rafael Skodlar
>   c/ /'_ --- Linux Imagineer since 1994
>  (*) \(*) -- If you can't recognize "ASCII art,"
> upgrade your brains.
> 


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