Host a Repository of Deb-Packages With Dropbox

Dropbox provides an easy way to host a repository with deb Packages. First Step Create a folder inside your Public-Dropbox-Folder where you put your *.deb Files: mkdir /home/user/Dropbox/Public/deb-packages or create that folder somwhere else and put a symlink in your Public folder: mkdir /home/user/deb-packages cd /home/user/Dropbox/Public ln -s /home/user/deb-packages/ deb-packages Second Step Go into that […]

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20+ Advanced Dropbox Hacks

A useful list of advanced Dropbox hacks is available here. Some useful hacks listed include getting extra space, a portable Dropbox, syncing passwords, photo backups, and more!

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Allow Dropbox to Authenticate With a NTLM Proxy Server

Dropbox does not support NTLM authentication and is incompatible with many corporate networks. You can vote for this feature to be added by visiting https://www.dropbox.com/votebox/248/support-for-ntlm-proxy-server Mac users This article and the instructions provided apply to Win32 environments (Windows XP, Vista, etc.). Mac users should check Authoxy following the instructions provided with the installer. Win32 users Following the […]

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Using Dropbox as a Free and Automatic Web Publishing Solution

Windows You can use Dropbox as a free and automatic web publishing solution.  See this page. Linux You’ll want to review the Windows instructions above for the big picture, here are a few of the linux-specific instructions: Examples below assume root account, adjust your procedure accordingly! Create a new Dropbox account specifically for this server (this is […]

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Encrypt Dropbox With SecurStick Via WebDAV (MS Win, Mac OSX, Linux)

Encryption with SecurStick SECURITY NOTE REGARDING SECURSTICK: As of this edit (14 June 2010) the author has decided against releasing full source code for this application. The presence of undocumented commands and options has been confirmed. Given the closed-source nature of the application, there may be other undocumented features that would result in insecure encryption […]

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Increase the Privacy and Safety of Your Data in Dropbox

This note is intended mainly for users of a laptop computer to protect their data from the action of thieves. Privacy Privacy is the ability to protect your data from being read without your authorization. A good way to prevent a thief or other nosey parties from reading your data is creating an encrypted volume […]

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Use Jing For Screencasts and Screenshots

Have you ever wanted to take a screenshot and have it uploaded and in your clipboard with one click? Well now you can! Jing offers you exactly this! But you don’t want them storing your stuff do you? You want to store it on Dropbox so you: Aren’t restricted by their space limitations. Support Dropbox. Follow […]

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Control Your Home Web Server Using Dropbox

The basic idea behind this is to use vHosts to have the website contents in the Dropbox folder. This post explains how to do this for Tomcat or Apache. — It’s also useful with IIS and Visual Studio. Simply add a symlink of your wwwroot to “My Dropbox” and you have your website on the […]

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