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AFAIK, the current forums software does not allow any attachments. There are rumors of a new version being rolled out, but the features available in this new version are unknown at this point.
I guess this does not help, but it is what it is.
What's the hesitation in starting your own blog ?
Click on the FAQ on the upper right of this page. That gets you to a wiki that is the faq for this place. Click on the login, and after you login, you can drop down the tools menu that allows (edit: viewing) attachments. I don't know if there is some way to navigate and add a specific page, but poke around and see how far you get.
Edit: After poking around some, I found this notation:
Only Oracle employees can request new spaces. To request a new space, click here (INTERNAL LINK). If you are not an employee, you can still have edit access to spaces. You just need to either contact the space owner, or leave a comment asking for edit access.Edited by: jgarry on Sep 13, 2012 1:14 PM
Thanks for the tip. After playing around for about 30 min. I finally ended up at https://wikis.oracle.com/display/Help/Home which indeed looks promising. However, as far as I understand, only Oracle Employees can own or create a oracle wiki space. I could ask an existing space owner to be able to edit the existing content, but I can't really see how I can use this to simply provide an attachment to a forum post and have it in between other major announcements among any of these big Oracle projects.
Good question. I think the problem is that I do not have experience with blogs. I will probably take some effort to get familiar with creating a blog, but I don't really want to blog. Can I just have a blog with no text, that only provides a file to download with no intention for discussion or feedback? It seems some people posting here at OTN have blogs at Wordpress.com. Is this because of people not knowing better, or is there a good reason for choosing Wordpress.com?
I spent several hours trying to find a solution, so far without success. Here is what I was looking for:
- store a Linux shell script (15 KB) for public download
- reliable source
- retain my copyright and ownership
- no adds, no cockies or other annoying things.
- ability to download from command-line using wget ftp or http
- no automatic deletion if no downloads
After reviewing dozens of file and web hosting services I have to realize that such a service does not exist, not for free. I don't want to pay for gigabytes of storage and downloads and pay monthly fees.
Any more ideas?
I'm using WordPress to blog and to attach files to blog posts. You can't upload zip files directly but renaming them to doc works for me. I mention this in the blog posts so that the readers can rename the zip after downloading. If you upgrade (pray for more space) zip file are allowed.
You can upload files and only publish the link to the file In your how to.
WordPress is easy to setup and has nice free designs and better code formatting features then blogger. OK, as you don't want to blog the designs are not helping you.
After spending more hours of research, it seems I have finally found a service provider that meets my requirements:
I will have to get more experience and do more tests before recommending anything, but so far it seems to be the most promising service. It allows me to share up 2 GB of data for free. They have special client software that integrates a dropbox with your computer desktop, but you do not have to install it and can use the web interface to upload and maintain your files.
I uploaded a file into my personal "public" dropbox and can right-click it on the web interface to delete, rename, etc. and get the public download link, which also works with Unix wget. Very nice.
Regarding file ownership they state that they do not claim any ownership and that you do not give them rights to your stuff or intellectual property.