Want your own Dropbox service?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by fatboy, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. fatboy

    fatboy Elite Member

    Aug 13, 2008
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    Okay - I was running out of space on my dropbox account, but being a geek I wondered if I could make my own dropbox like service for myself.

    Took a bit of tweaking after the initial install of ownCloud to make it work with Windows 7 (allowing me to map a network drive to the VPS) but it works well now.

    Luckily, I picked up a bargain VPS to use so it works out that I now have a 30Gb web drive for the price of a cheap VPS and a bit of hacking about.

    If anyone wants to try it themselves, I have gathered the documentation together that I used, together with the hacks for Windows 7 webDAV and stuck it here:
    http://botn i n j a.com/make-your-own-private-dropbox
    Next thing to do is get SSL stuck on the server - if I crack that I will post it up.

    Hope it helps someone!