[JDEV] File Transfer Proposals

Dave dave at dave2.dave.tj
Mon Feb 18 22:26:25 CST 2002

> > >      - Upload -
> > >      If the file already exists, there is no need to upload the file again,
> > >      the user is simply added to the ACL, and given an expiry time. 
> > 
> > ?? if they don't need to send the file again, why put them in the ACL?
> >
> Take the idea of a person sending a file to 5 users on the same server.
> You upload the file once, and then just have a single ACL containing the
> 5 users. As each user collects the file, they get removed from the acl,
> until it is empty and the file gets deleted.

NOW, everything suddenly starts to make sense to me :-) Basically, if guy
A wants to transfer a file to guy B, guy A uploads the thing to the server
and puts guy B in the ACL, and then tells guy B how to fetch it and how
long it'll be available for.  Guy B then DLs the file from the server,
and the server notes that guy B has DLed it and nobody else is in the
ACL, so it decides to delete the file (the only reasonable thing to do,
I guess).

Dave Cohen <dave at dave.tj>

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