[ale] Dropbox opinions wanted
cfowler at outpostsentinel.com
Wed Sep 15 11:23:14 EDT 2010
I store all of my manuals in DB so I can read them on any computer that
is mine. Or I can read them on the iTouch.
My only wish is that they would preserve permissions. I store programs
and typically when they sync I have to chmod them so they will execute.
Not a big deal. I takes 5s to execute the command.
On Wed, 2010-09-15 at 11:06 -0400, Jerald Sheets wrote:
> On Sep 15, 2010, at 10:42 AM, Preston Boyington wrote:
> > Since I'm always a bit skeptical of "free" things, I wanted opinions of
> > the (basic) Dropbox service.
> I love the service. It works over SSL and has nice controls for allowing you to share out only what you wish.
> I like it so much, I pay for the 50G level of service.
> > How secure is it and how happy are others using it?
> How secure *is* SSL, anyway? :)
> It appears to be relatively secure. All files are encrypted with AES-256 and are inaccessible to employees. The only thing that can unlock them is your account password. On top of that, it's stored on the S3 infrastructure, so whatever security they have in place comes into play as well. Check this out: https://www.dropbox.com/help/27
> They have the answers to a lot of your questions in the help section.
> > If you decided against Dropbox, why and what do you use?
> I also use my iDisk from Mobile Me, but it's not all that big. I have it as a central store for resumes, and that's about it. DropBox is what I use. It fulfills my "one copy offsite" mechanism of the 3-2-1 asset management scheme.
> 3 copies total. 1 on my machine, 1 copy off-machine, and 1 copy offsite.
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