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Re: Attn: Image Posting...




On 03/15/2018 05:20 PM, Steve Kinney wrote:
> On 03/15/2018 01:04 PM, Georgi Guninski wrote:
> 
>> Put the image on some free service and give link to it unless you
>> desperately want punky mirror of the image.
> 
> Wanna make /everybody/ happy?  Impossible, but this comes close:
> 
> Mirror the image on archive.org.
> 
> 1)  Put your image - any size - on any web server.
> 
> 2)  Go to archive.org, and enter its URL in the Wayback Machine.
> 
> 3)  Click the link provided to /add/ your image to the Archive.
> 
> 4)  Copy the resulting URL and viola, durable offsite hosting.
> 
> https://web.archive.org/web/20180315211057/http://pilobilus.net/Fat.Freddy.Sez.jpg
> 
> To prevent the resulting longish URL from 'breaking' when wrapped,
> clearsigned, quoted, etc. (and annoy one or two list subscribers)
> shorten the URL:
> 
> https://tinyurl.com/y8vscppm
> 
> Include a hash for your image in your clearsigned post and viola,
> authentication / non-repudiation and two defensible 3rd party time
> stamps (list server, archive.org) in one compact package.  Example:
> 
> SHA256:
> 6456d5de64fb828d215cdcc6976d0d85fb95501fcc21444488519461ce98d5cc
> 
> :o)

Postscript:  True paranoiacs can download the image with wget and pick
it apart at their leisure.  Just tested that using the short URL above.