web based file sharing
andrewlylegould at gmail.com
Fri Mar 27 08:46:57 PDT 2009
On Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 9:37 AM, Mikel King <mikel.king at olivent.com> wrote:
> On Mar 27, 2009, at 5:13 AM, Terry wrote:
> Just looking for a way to give easy access over the internet to some files
>> for multiple users. Web based would be ideal as they all know how to open a
>> Internally files are shared using samba.
>> Has any one come across any thing ?
> Depending on the client OSes you could go with a WebDAV based solution.
> Apache has several modules for dealing with dav. Mac OS X, KDE, and even
> most versions of Windows have built-in clients.
> Mikel King
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I've found WebDAV to be a good choice. I would suggest that you allow only
secure access (https, port 443) to the web server. I have port 80 turned
off and blocked by a firewall. It takes a little more configuration; but I
think it's well worth the effort.
I have accessed WebDAV via secure web from both Mac OSX and Windows XP. I
know nothing of Vista (lucky me), so I can't speak to its compatibility.
Best of luck,
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