[unisog] Size Limit on E-Mail Attachments

Stan Horwitz stan at temple.edu
Sun Nov 4 13:23:26 GMT 2001



On Fri, 2 Nov 2001, J. Philip Miller wrote:

> At 02:48 PM 11/2/2001 -0700, William D. Colburn (aka Schlake) wrote:
> >A big driving force around here is that 1) the "geo" people have a
> >lot of political clout, and 2) the "geo" people *insist* on sending
> >100MB attachments back and forth.
>
> To keep them from e-mailing them, you need to offer an alternative.  Once
> we eliminated anonymous FTP we are hard pressed to know how to allow
> arbitrary individuals to send large files from one to another.
>
> Does anyone have a good solution that allows the transfer of files via the
> network (not a courier on a bicycle delivering a CD-R!) in a manner that
> allows for security of access for just the file being transferred other
> than via e-mail?

What's wrong with anonymous ftp? We use it here. It works well. Just make
sure your ftp server is set up sensibly so that abusing is difficult.



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