p1p3 is an FTP Adapter for your cloud drives (Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive etc.)
With p1p3 you're able to access your cloud drive with any FTP client — as if your cloud drive was an FTP-Server.
Because when it's impossible or impractical to install native cloud drive software on a device (server, PC, webcam, embedded), there's most certainly an FTP client available by default.
With p1p3 you now can:
- Access your cloud drives from any device with just an FTP client
- Save on extra storage servers, because you already have that cloud drive with plenty of storage space
- Upload backups from your servers directly onto your cloud drive
- Connect your webcam directly to your cloud drive for FTP uploads
- Let your clients easily send you files directly into your cloud drive
- Use FTP's tried and tested tooling and scripting capabilities to automate file tasks on your cloud drive
- ...and much more!
Q & A
On a personal dashboard on our website you add a cloud drive account. We'll then create an FTP login for it (server address, port, username, password) which you can use with an FTP client to access the files on your cloud drive.
So basically p1p3 is an adapter that sits between your FTP client and the cloud drive. What this adpater does is to translate FTP commands into API calls of the cloud provider and to stream the data (files etc.) between the two in real time.
"p1p3" is just the nerdy spelling of the word "pipe". It's also pronounced as "pipe" [/paɪp/]. Piping or pipelining in software is a widely concept for a sequence or chain of processes, especially on UNIX-like systems. We feel that name is a good fit because instead of storing files we just "pipe" them through.
However sometimes an FTP client is all you've got and security might not be one of the most important criteria.
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