Rumpus looks cool! i'll have to check it out. same with FileChucker
Exactly. Yousendit is very convenient for sendIng a song or two.JT
part of the convenience you get with those http services costs more time also. you have to send it out to the server and wait for the whole upload, then the client has to start the download. there are two legs to the journey. part of the reason that we use our dedicated server is that is super fast for us and we do not have to wait for uploads/downloads. a 4Gb project from our server to either studio takes about 28 seconds (its almost faster than i can walk from the server room down the hall into the studio).
our server is currently on a Mac platform and i'm considering switching to a linux platform. i've been testing this at home and think it may be the way i go when its upgrade time
you can build the hardware from cheap components and fill it full of high-quality drives. plus the software is open source (free). you do all the configuration through a web interface from another computer. it's been really well thought out.