[REBOL] Re: REBster
From: alanwall:sonic at: 9-May-2001 16:58
On 09-May-01, [ryan--christiansen--intellisol--com] wrote:
> Just a quick thought on a do-able REBOL-based replacement for Napster
> (a.k.a. REBster):
> 1. User A uses a REBOL client to send a list of shared files to a POP
> address, including an authentication code.
> 2. A server running a REBOL server checks the POP address periodically
> for new mail and downloads new mail.
> 3. The REBOL server authenticates each e-mail and stores User A's list of
> shared files and User A's e-mail address in a database.
> 4. Using a REBOL client, User B browses to
> www.sharemyfiles.com/rebolrocks.r and a REBOL-based CGI operation
> dynamically generates a page of links to shared files, which includes
> links to User A's files. The links to User A's files are a GET operation
> which include User A's e-mail address and the name of a shared file.
> 5. User B clicks on a link to one of User A's files.
> 6. The REBOL server generates an e-mail, sending it to User A including
> an authentication code, the name of the requested file, and User B's
> e-mail address.
> 7. User A's REBOL client periodically checks its POP account for new mail
> and downloads any new mail.
> 8. User A's REBOL client authenticates each e-mail and then generates an
> outgoing e-mail to User B including the attached file.
#8 is the problem as many pop servers limit the size of the mail box and
exceed that size.The answer may be to allow user B to access user A's hd
with user A sending user B the path and setting the correct rights to that
path.Just an idea
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