The frequently annoying cap of 10MB for e-mailed file attachments over popular Web-based e-mail services and many ISPs has just been conquered, by private peer-to-peer with Firefox and AllPeers.
AllPeers.com offers an add-on to the open source Firefox browser, which I stumbled upon while visiting OSCON, the O’Reilly Open Source Conference underway this week in Portland, Oregon. That add-on allows private file transfer a la Torrents, which is awfully handy when you have a file to transfer that is larger than the limits of the sender’s and the receiver’s e-mail systems. No parking a file on an FTP server, posting to a Web site and linking to a Web page, or chopping the file into 10MB slices required, by using this free service instead.
How do you handle ad hoc unplanned large file transfers now? Do you see this as an advantage for your users and a time saver for you?