Talk:Wuala

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From the first paragraph: ...is a social distributed file-system-like online storage that allows Windows, Linux and Mac. From the info box: Operating system: Windows Vista, XP, 2000, Mac OS X and Platform: Windows, Macintosh, Linux.

Why no Linux under Operating system? 158.38.60.155 (talk) 08:30, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

Wuala is a Java program, so it runs on every operating system with a Java VM. I corrected the platform information to say so and added Linux to the infobox (although the template documentation suggests that "Any Unix-like" may be more appropriate). I think that should resolve the contradiction. — DataWraith (talk) 09:49, 17 June 2009 (UTC)
^ Economic Technology at http://wuala.com/en/learn/why

the first reference is not avaliable. Zhailingzy (talk) 10:34, 11 October 2009 (UTC)


...ranges from 15 € ($29) per year for 10 GB and 640€ ($129) - Doesn't add up - €64 perhaps ? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 212.219.63.53 (talk) 18:30, 14 September 2010 (UTC)

Prices[edit]

The article now says:

"The price ranges from 15 € ($29) per year for 10 GB and 640€ ($129) per year for 1 Terabyte.[4]"

€15 is around 20 USD (not 29!) and 129 USD are 96 EUR and not 640. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 217.80.254.201 (talk) 13:24, 27 September 2010 (UTC)

Price is now 2.99 Eur/month or 35.88 Eur/year, not 29 Eur/year for 20GB. - 2012/08/02. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 101.118.204.0 (talk) 20:03, 1 August 2012 (UTC)

Are files encrypted? Will Wuala have access to my files like Dropbox?[edit]

Are files encrypted? Will Wuala have access to my files like Dropbox? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2.137.110.175 (talk) 12:00, 26 June 2011 (UTC)

Yes, files are encrypted. No, Wuala will not have access to your files. See http://www.wuala.com/blog/2011/04/wualas-encryption-for-dummies.html. — DataWraith (talk) 15:54, 26 June 2011 (UTC)
That is just what Dropbox said. If I am using the same password to access the storage service and to encrypt the data then Wuala will have access to my data. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2.137.110.175 (talk)
Oh, sorry, I was in a bit of a hurry when I answered and assumed the linked article would cover that. What I probably should have linked to was the Security and Privacy FAQ.

Every file you store in Wuala gets encrypted before it leaves your computer. This includes file metadata (e.g. name, description, tags). Every file is encrypted with a different key and the list of these keys is encrypted with your password and stored on our server. The password itself never leaves your computer so that not even we can access your data.

— DataWraith (talk) 07:09, 9 July 2011 (UTC)
OK, so there is a different password to access the Wuala service than the password used to encrypt my files, right?
I don't really understand the question. Since everything is encrypted, there is no password needed to "access the service". All you need is the password that decrypts your files. The only thing Wuala really knows is how many files you have, and how much space those take up (for billing purposes). — DataWraith (talk) 11:35, 9 July 2011 (UTC)
Do you mean there is no password to authenticate to the service and anyone is able to remove my files?
Through the wonders of cryptography you can prove that you are allowed to write/delete a file without someone else being able to do it (unless you authorize him/her). The details of this are described in this paper.
Since Wikipedia is not a forum, I suggest you directly ask further questions at the Wuala forum. — DataWraith (talk) 04:45, 10 July 2011 (UTC)

Wuala has dropped "Storage Trading"[edit]

This article needs to be cleaned of references to the erstwhile service of trading storage space to gain more cloud storage. I do not know whether this content should be deleted entirely or not. An admin can help in that. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 122.163.197.91 (talk) 12:42, 25 November 2011 (UTC)

Wuala uses "CBFS" instead of "Dokan"[edit]

In the chapter "Desktop application" of this article it is said that Wuala uses "Dokan".

In another article File System - Examples it is said that Wuala uses CallBack File System. This seems to be correct. Within a current version of Wuala there is CallBack File System.

Otternase (talk) 13:39, 10 January 2012 (UTC)