Amazon S3 provides a cool feature that makes it easy to share files with others. S3Flame users can easily create web urls (http:// or https:// ) of the files that they want to share. For example, a file baby.jpg stored in a bucket familyalbum can be accessed with the url http://familyalbum.s3.amazonaws.com/baby.jpg. The owner should also give sufficient permission (READ) to the person who is accessing the file.
Creating Time-Expired URLs
With S3Flame users can create URLs that are valid only till specified date and time. There is no need to provide any permissions to users for accessing time-limited URLs.
Sharing content with BitTorrent
Anonymous users can also access your files via bittorrent. S3Flame creates a torrent friendly link like http://familyalbum.s3.amazonaws.com/baby.jpg?torrent which can be fed into a BitTorrent client application. When the first time the link is accessed by a bittorrent application, a small torrent file is automatically created. This small torrent file can be of significant size for a large file size. For such files owner should access the file via bittorrent so that the torrent file is created and the actual users won’t observe any latencies later.