"Cloud" software ?

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Fri May 25 18:47:55 UTC 2012

On Fri, 25 May 2012 12:11:43 -0600 (MDT), Warren Block wrote:
> On Fri, 25 May 2012, Frank Bonnet wrote:
> >
> > Well ... in short I need to let our users ( students + profs ) access and 
> > share their data ( living in their UNIX home directories )
> > The access must be easy and possible from as much devices as possible.
> > Am I clear enough ? ( sorry English is not my native language ...)
> "Access" is still a bit vague, but security/openvpn may be part of the 
> answer: http://openvpn.net/index.php/open-source.html

Some months ago, I read about an in-browser implementation of
VNC (if I remember correctly), but I didn't store the link.
Maybe that is an inspiration? Simple solution for simple people:
People love web browsers, and the web is everywhere. So why
deal with OS-specific access methods when all they need is
a web browser, which is a solution they'll prefer anyway?
There are also SSH clients written in Java or JavaScript.
Together with webmail, web-based collaboration services and
web-based storage concepts, why not add this to the mix?
I know, attack vector, security hole, slow, unhandy and
accessibility very limited to what the browser can do (both
on input and output), but isn't that what people believe in?
Don't disturb their circles, just give them what they pray for,
a cloud... a shiny foggy cloud... :-)

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