GigaMove - The easiest way to share your files

  1. Idea

    The web application Gigamove provides an easy-to-use method to send and receive files that are too large for a mail attachment. The maximum attachment size depends on the provider and is usually between 5 and 40 MB (RWTH: 25 MB).
    Registered users can push the data exchange from two directions. A user can either provide a file for another user by uploading it. The application then generates the corresponding link to the download of the file. The second possibility is to ask another user for a file. For this purpose, a link is generated again leading to a form to upload the file. The web application also makes a form available with which all links can optionally be sent by mail. The contact person with whomn the data exchange takes place does not have to be a member of RWTH. With Gigamove, installation software (e.g., updates) can be received by a business partner, or you provide IT-support staff with files (e.g. log files) this way.ide files (e.g., send log files to an it-support on this way).
    Every user, who is member of the RWTH-Aachen University, may store files of a total of 10 GB on the server. Other members of the German National Research and Education Network, DFN, are allowed to store only 100MB of files. Due to technical reasons, most browsers (with the exception of Opera) limit the maximum size of files to be transmitted to 2 GB. Other users from the DFN federation are allowed to upload files of a size according to arrangements with the home institution.
    With the Gigamove project we pursue the objective to avoid the costs and efforts that other procedures cause solving similar problems. No FTP server has to be administered and no client software has to be installed for the exchange via other protocols as for example CIFS. There are furthermore no problems of liability as the user who starts the data exchange is always known to the operator of the service. The confidentiality of the data exchange depends on the trustworthy communication and the secrecy of the link's ID.

  2. Login

    Because the application is accessible to all members of the DFN association, you have to select first your home equipment, and then can log on with the suitable access data.
    Members of the RWTH Aachen can log on with their TIM-ID and the password of the CAMPUS office/web services.

  3. Notifications

    In the profile data, you can configure two possible modes of notifications. You can either set to be informed as soon as a file provided by you has been downloaded (email at download of provided file). Or you set to receive a mail notification as soon as a file you asked for has been provided (email at upload of requested file). Your default mail address is the address registered in the TIM system. However, you can change this address at any time in your profile data.
    You can furthermore send a mail containing the link to the upload of a requested or to the download of a provided file. Use the check box "Send mail with link" for this purpose; it will lead you to a form with a proposal of a mail subject and a message.

  4. Scan for a virus

    Every uploaded file is checked for viruses. Scanning takes place in the background. In the details to the uploaded file you can check the status of the scan. If a virus is found, you are informed immediately by mail and the file is deleted from the system. In order to have a better overview, the links to infected files are listed separately in the overview and have to be deleted by you manually. Moreover, Gigamove delivers more security than other procedures as for example the exchange of an USB-Sticks, with which one you can get a virus, although if the file to be exchanged is free of virus. Gigamove gives more security because Autoexec and similar features play no role and cannot become dangerous.