[Twisted-Python] Collaborative file storage via ftp/sftp/smb and html

Andy Gayton andy at thecablelounge.com
Mon Mar 1 18:29:15 EST 2004

Itamar Shtull-Trauring wrote:
> On Mon, 2004-03-01 at 02:29, Andy Gayton wrote:
>>html - can be secure, slow non robust file transfer, doesn't support 
>>resume, easy to administer who has access to what, client access is 
> You forgot about WebDAV. Designed for exactly this, with support for
> locking, arbitrary metadata, extensions for versioning, and more. Plus
> Windows, Mac OS X and maybe linux file managers have VFS support for
> WebDAV.
> http://www.webdav.org

Yeah I did :)

btw is it just me or have microsoft taken out support for webdav web 
folders with ie6 onwards.  At least I couldn't map to an apache/webdav 
share as a web folder when I last tried - but there was a time I could.

It'd be great if I was mistaken about this.

Anyway, if I do this in twisted then the user gets a huge choice in 
clients depending on the particular task their doing.  Grabbing an adhoc 
file out in the field - use a web browser, day to day work - map a 
share, transfering huge files - use sftp ... and from an administration 
point of view it should hopefully be slightly nicer than setting up 
samba shares.


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