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I must say I am disapointed.

I thought this would be some cool realtime system to send from browser to browser, using WebRTC or something. Something that doesn't involve them paying for file servers, by the way.

I believed in Mozilla ! But no, here we are and I just don't see the difference between this and Mega.

EDIT: except for the auto-deletion trick that addresses the piracy problem. But still...

This is the tool I wanted to write! This is honestly the best solution I can imagine. It's FAXing for the 21st century

But that would require more brain and effort. Since many users are usually behind a NAT, some NAT-traversal is neccessary. Combined with a robust detection (for shitty networks) and fallback to "normal" servers ... you get the idea.

I think Syncthing has a good model for this sort of thing. Anyone can stand up a rendezvous (and/or relay if you want) server which joins the network and starts helping people traverse NAT.

WebRTC does all that already !

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