After seeing this question exposing a particulary bad choice for a file hoster to place a PCAP dump on, I wondered what the current options are. As I see it, the hosting service needs to be
- easily accessible for the readers (i.e. at most 2-3 simple clicks to download)
- have a long storage time so it keeps the question or answer referring to it in context
and preferably should be
- without advertising
- without asking the uploader to create an account
I remember having seen a feature request to provide a uniform way to do binary uploads/downloads somewhere on meta.SO, but as the mills are grinding slowly I would like to know what others are doing in this situation (apart from restraining from linking to binaries at all).
Host Your Ownis that the user might take it down and the SE links will 404. This includes Dropbox, Amazon S3, Skydrive, and any other service that is maintained by a user subscription.