ftp archives disappearing?
hexstar at gmail.com
Fri Mar 16 00:24:33 CDT 2007
On 3/15/07, Cameron Kaiser <spectre at floodgap.com> wrote:
> You're not willing to host it and contribute, so why should those sites
> risk their ability to serve other people?
> --------------------------------- personal:
> http://www.armory.com/~spectre/ ---
> Cameron Kaiser * Floodgap Systems * www.floodgap.com *
> ckaiser at floodgap.com
> -- Traditionally, most of Australia's imports come from overseas. -K.
But I am willing to host it, just not in the traditional sense. The way I'm
willing to contribute to the cause after "leeching" the files as you put it
1) Someone puts up a server or gets webspace for a certain type of vintage
2) They ask here or somewhere else if anyone can contribute files to the
3) I stumble upon their request
4) I have the files they want so I gladly upload the files to their archive
This way I take some bandwidth, I give back some bandwidth, I take some
files, I give them back to someone else who wants it and that at the same
time also results in many other people being able to enjoy them as well.
Just because I don't have webspace or server to immediately host the files
does not mean that they will never be released for others to download enjoy,
it just means that it won't happen immediately but that it will happen in
the future whenever they're requested.
You see? I honestly am not trying to be a self centered jerk who just wants
to rack up someones hosting bill to fill my own archive of file, instead I
have a plan as outlined above for giving back in a alternative way which is
just as good IMO as a replacement for webspace/server hosting the files
since I don't have such available to me.
I am very file safety conscious as well which ensures that files archived
with me will last my lifetime. Currently my backup plan is such that all
vintage files and other important files I get are stored on at least two
storage mediums, preferably two hard drives depending on the file size(s)
and the disk space available and sometimes one hard drive and one cd-r or
dvd-r so either way there always is a recoverable method of the files.
So, if someone would please help fulfill my request so I can help out and
give back to the fellow vintage community it would be greatly
appreciated...I am not trying to be dictatorial or self centered or a jerk,
I am just trying to help out the vintage community...
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