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Thread: is this accurate?
07-11-2003, 02:09 PM #1notlezaGuest
I'm a songwriter/producer, I use my site as an online resume', and to store MP3's of my music.
Someone I know who owns a web hosting company told me that I can keep all my mp3's on a dedicated computer or hard drive at my home, and have the links on my webpage going to my computer. That would mean people would be downloading from my home computer. Does this sound accurate to you? It sounds a bit difficult, and even a security risk.
07-12-2003, 04:08 AM #2northwindGuest
Yes, it is possible, although you would require to have your pc turned on all the time. Also, you would have to get a small software that would pretty much enable you to use your dynamic IP as a ftp source.
You also need to make sure that your ISP allows this. (Highly Doubtful).
As far as risk goes, yes it is a risk, you are enabling visitors you do not know access to your computer. Its only a small part of your computer, but its enough to do damage.
Honestly, I wouldn't do it as many pc users have at most a cable connection. This would not be enough to enable others to download off of you while surfing the net. The bandwidth consumed would also alert your ISP.
Lets not even get into speed. =)
07-14-2003, 01:15 PM #3notlezaGuest
Thanks for your response...I really didn't think this would be the way to go.
I really appreciate your input.
07-15-2003, 06:41 AM #4northwindGuest
No problem, just come back when you need something. =)