Fileteller: Paying and Getting Paid for File Storage
Fileteller is a credential-based network file storage system with provisions for paying for file storage and getting paid when others access files. Users get access to arbitrary amounts of storage anywhere in the network, and use a micropayments system to pay for both the initial creation of the file and any subsequent accesses. Wide-scale information sharing requires that a number of issues be addressed; these include distributed access, access control, payment, accounting, and delegation (so that information owners may allow others to access their stored content). In this paper we demonstrate how all these issues are addressed using a micropayment architecture based on a trust-management system. Utilizing the same mechanism for both access control and payment results in an elegant and scalable architecture.
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- Financial cryptography: 6th International Conference, FC 2002, Southampton, Bermuda, March 11-14, 2002: revised papers