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[*] posted on 8-4-2003 at 13:29
Sciencemadness file hosting


(This thread originally appeared under the title "new sciencemadness feature" in 2003. It has been updated and made sticky in April 2005 to reflect current changes.)

Sometimes you may have pictures or other modestly sized files you wish to share with the world but you don't want or need a full-blown hosting service. Free services like Geocities are a pain to use since you can't link to the images from another site.

So, as a service to sciencemadness users, I have set up a special FTP account. FTP to sciencemadness.org with username scipics, password scipics, and you will be able to upload images into a 'scipics' directory that is linkable on sciencemadness.org and elsewhere.

Example: (http://www.sciencemadness.org/scipics/test.jpg)


You may upload pictures, PGP keys, or other files of a sciencemadness-related nature. There is currently a maximum quota of 100 MB for the whole directory; it will be expanded if necessary. Please do not host images for your own website in this directory. I will periodically check up to make sure that it is not abused. If it is abused too heavily, it will have to be changed to a more private system.

I would appreciate it if users would upload files to this directory rather than using the board's attachments feature, since the attachments can be more awkward to view and don't play nice with my automatic archival script.

Enjoy!

[Edited on 5-8-2005 by Polverone]
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[*] posted on 8-4-2003 at 13:46


I was going to do something like this on my PC. I've already installed Apache webserver, and am hosting an image on it already. If it becomes abused, perhaps I could step in..?



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[*] posted on 8-4-2003 at 17:18


THANK YOU! so now I can host a picture that I need to be hosted? I've been looking for a proper host for months now.



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[*] posted on 10-4-2003 at 20:23


Wow!
Fast!

Thanks Polverone.
I am sure this will help a lot for more comprehensive and understandable posts.
You might consider to add .mol and .pdb extensions for funny 3d molecules, will ya? ;) (and they are the most space saving at all....) The .bmp format may be skipped after my opinion - just a waste of bandwidth and space.

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[*] posted on 10-4-2003 at 21:06
changes made


It now accepts .pdb and .mol.
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[*] posted on 16-9-2003 at 10:34


Maybe a good idea to upload PGP keys too?



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[*] posted on 16-9-2003 at 13:22


hmmm, sorry for my ignorance but what are PGP key used for?



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[*] posted on 16-9-2003 at 23:05


More importantly, do they end with any particular file extension?
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[*] posted on 17-9-2003 at 04:31


.asc is the extension for PGP keys normally.

Although I think you can rename them to .txt

PGP keys are used to send encrypted messages between people. You encode your message with the public key of the reciever and the reciever decodes your message with his private key.

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[*] posted on 21-9-2003 at 19:38
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Yes, I did take my own sweet time remembering. Files with .asc extensions are now accepted.
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[*] posted on 22-9-2003 at 06:26


Maybe it wasn't such a good idea of me after all. Why? Because there's a public server and more important, everybody on this forum has acces to the webspace.

This means users could tamper with eachothers keys, making it a security vulnerability.




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[*] posted on 22-9-2003 at 09:03


Not really vulture... all one has to do to verify if the key is genuine is to check the persons key fingerprint.



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[*] posted on 22-9-2003 at 10:13


True, but assume someone hacked his way into my account. They could change the fingerprint and replace the key, whereas you need to original key to change it on the international keyserver.



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[*] posted on 22-9-2003 at 13:18
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Vulture, please meet me in the conference room. We need to pick a new security officer :P.

.asc files are again disallowed.
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[*] posted on 23-9-2003 at 02:27


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[*] posted on 23-9-2003 at 06:36


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[*] posted on 4-12-2003 at 20:06


I remember when I made that pic. I think it was with Lightwave, however mine didn't have the guy behind the building :)



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[*] posted on 8-5-2005 at 10:03


I re-upped the missing pictures in the benzene thread and for the coppercondensor. If other pictures of mine are missing please tell (WITH LINK!) and I will fix it ASAP.

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[*] posted on 10-5-2005 at 02:42
Image Problems?


I added a message with a new image to this thread:
http://www.sciencemadness.org/talk/viewthread.php?tid=3717
I can see the file I uploaded in the ftp directory, but the image is showing up as an X. I noticed the previous images in the thread are also not showing up, although I can still see them in the FTP directory. I thought maybe this was a temporary glitch or a problem with my PC but the problem has existed for two days and I also tried another PC and have the same problem from there.
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[*] posted on 10-5-2005 at 04:40


You have a double backslash before the pictures name:

//AgBrPhot.jpg

right is:

/AgBrPhot.jpg

The picture in the first post of the thread, FerricPrints.jpg, is not on the server at all.




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[*] posted on 10-5-2005 at 04:43
No problem


I just fixed it, you tried some slightly wrong version - you have to use the http:// in front, lowercase [img] (knowing that uppercase [B][/B] doesn't work), and one slash / instead of two as a directory separator :P



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[*] posted on 10-5-2005 at 14:06
Thanks


Thanks. I just re-uploaded the older two pics as well, and they now show up again.
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[*] posted on 11-7-2005 at 14:53


I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong. I've tried a few different ftp programs, and each one looks like it is working well but stops right at the list command, and gives error the directory cannot be listed. I was trying to upload a couple pics for a post I haven't made yet. Any ideas?
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[*] posted on 11-7-2005 at 19:06


IrC, I experienced the same problem when trying to connect from my campus network. No matter what program I used, simply attempting to list files or download anything would fail and disconnect me. I have no problems from my home DSL connection though. I haven't been able to figure it out.



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[*] posted on 11-7-2005 at 21:20


I am on my 1.5 m/s DSL also, and have no firewalls, antivirus or any other form of software running on it. I always keep a machine for online use only that they can destroy for all I care, with CD's I can have it formatted and back up in under 2 hours. Funny as it sounds I have not even had a single virus in the last 7 years on it. In any case there is nothing software related that would keep it from listing that I know of.
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