We have a new service (and hence procedure) for uploading and retrieving files via FTP. We now subscribe to YouSendIt.com. YouSendIt lets you send, track and receive large files electronically. This is a web service that specializes in file transfer through the use of email and a special FTP hosting solution. YouSendIt is a much simpler way to send and retrieve files than using our dedicated FTP server. How does this service work?
To send a file you simply go to the YouSendIt website at http://www.yousendit.com. Click the login button on the right side of the screen.
At the login page, you will type the following login information for our Ethos Account:
This will bring you to a web page with a form on it where you can upload a file to be sent to the intended recipient.
1. You enter the recipient's email address and an optional message if needed;
2. Attach your file and click the "send it" icon;
3. Your recipient receives an email that lets him/her immediately click on a link and download the file.
There are a few conditions and features you need to be aware of when using this service:
The maximum size of each file you can send is 2 GB.
There is a monthly download bandwidth limit which is currently 200GB. This means that we can upload or download a total of 200 GB worth of files in any given month. For example, this limit allows us to upload the equivalent of 2000 100MB files in a 30 day period... That should be plenty of bandwidth for our current needs.
The period of time your files remain available for download is 14 days. After 14 days the files automatically delete. (Note: you can change the period of time your files remain available for download by setting a file expiration time when sending a file but this should only be done on a very limited basis.)
You can track the delivery of files to ensure that your intended recipient has received them. The tracking and security features (password protection, certified delivery, return receipt) allow you to verify that an intended recipient has received and has downloaded your files.
There is a special Dropbox feature where people can send files to us: This gives us the ability to receive files from others on our own Dropbox page. The best part is that there is no configuration required for people wishing to send us files utilizing this approach.
Our Ethos Dropbox is located at the following url: http://dropbox.yousendit.com/ethosdropbox