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Re: [vox-tech] simple web-based file management/sharing system?
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Re: [vox-tech] simple web-based file management/sharing system?



If you are looking for something simple, have you exammined WebDAV?
Windows users can treat the "web space" much like a network drive to drop
files onto it, use of ssl with it permits encryption of authentication,
content can be made available for other users with read-only access if
shared folders in dav space are also public on the web server...
(DAV clint are built-into Mac OS X and Window 98++ (though support can be
installed as integrasted in win 95 too), and a specific application is
available for pre Mac OS X,and for *nix there is also a client or two.

There are web-based file mamagers "out there" but I have not played with
any as I have no need for them. Hopefully others with experience will be
able to offer help.

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Shawn P. Neugebauer said:

> At last, I have a good question for vox-tech!
>
> I've been asked to put together a simple web-based file management/
> sharing system.  The system would be used by a small group to share
> PDF, PS and other types of files.  We'd like any (validated) participating
> user to be able to add content (upload a file) along with perhaps some
> comments or other simple information (a single comment field would
> probably suffice).  It's probably a good idea to allow only the uploader
> or
> editor to delete entries.  One extra level of complexity would be helpful
> for increasing the utility of this thing:  the ability to create new
> "folders" for organizing the information.  The platform is linux (redhat).
>
> I realize that a motivated individual could do this quite nicely with
> apache, mysql, and, say, php, however, I'd like to avoid the database,
> and, frankly, I don't want to spend very much time on this.  Also, a few
> minutes with google and freshmeat convinced me there are 1000 existing
> solutions--I'm hoping this email will solicite some good leads.
>
> So, any ideas?  Opinions?  Experience with something like this?  A simple
> php-based or perl-based (or something else?) solution would be nice.  A
> straightforward groupware-type web application would be useful too, but
> they
> tend to include lots of stuff that's not needed (and won't be needed)
> here.
>
> shawn.
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>

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