> Seriously though, SMTP for transferring files is seriously dumb. Most
> MUAs will use base64 (since smtp doesn't like binary data, since you
> guessed it, it wasn't designed for file transfer) which baloons the
> filesize up to about 150% of original. It's inefficient,
True, but nobody cares about transfer size. People care about it being
easy to do. I can't think of an easier way of sending a file to
somebody far away, who's a non-techy.
http - I need a web server for this. Or do you expect them to have a
web server with http uploads set up so that I can send them my cute
pictures of babies?
ftp - I need to have an ftp server? Or they do? Both poor solutions.
scp - I should give them an account, specially tailored to limit
access to scp (very hard) on my box? Or should I expect them to give
me an account on their box?
I've gotten my mother to use email. I don't think she's gonna like
being taught how to scp.
Maintained by the ILUG website team. The aim of Linux.ie is to
support and help commercial and private users of Linux in Ireland. You can
display ILUG news in your own webpages, read backend
information to find out how. Networking services kindly provided by HEAnet, server kindly donated by
Dell. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds,
used with permission. No penguins were harmed in the production or maintenance
of this highly praised website. Looking for the
Indian Linux Users' Group? Try here. If you've read all this and aren't a lawyer: you should be!