There is a piece of ftp software called Filedrive that could do most of this
(the transfer bits anyway). Once you get your server to dial each of the
remote sites, a scheduled (or manually initiated) transfer can be kicked off
to deal with each of the remote sites in the appropriate manner, i.e. push
the relevant files to the clients & pull the required files from the
clients. (the client version alone will do this)
The software is available for most UNIXES and also NT, (I think the NT
server end is still under development though). It's quite fancy in that it
supports SSL, Break / Resume, built in scheduler, decent ftp browser (on
Win32 - the best I've seen yet) and all sorts of other things. The server
end also supports complex mirroring configs (how complex can you get ?) as
well as virtual users, active agents (hooks to call any kind of script you
like when all sorts of events happen) and other mad stuff too. The windows
client is a bit strange in how you configure it though . . .
I'd recommend a look at it . . .
From: Ian_Swainson at bausch.com [mailto:Ian_Swainson at bausch.com]
Sent: 30 November 1999 22:33
To: cork at linux.ie; ilug at linux.ie
Subject: [ILUG] [OT - ish] Transfer of files over internet
Someone sent me this query, and I post it to the list(s) in the hope
that someone can help. I'm afraid I have to assume that both client
and server in this case are Win-dow!s boxes (sorry)...
I am looking for a solution for the following:
Client needs to be able to download files from one central site to
multiple remote sites.
The client also needs to be able to upload files from the remote sites
to the central site.
The central site and the remote sites have modems and have dial-up
The file transfer must be able to be scheduled and kicked off manually
It is preferable that no tsr is required to run on the remote sites.
Ideally, I'd like to send on a solution that could impress the
'Client' above as to the advantages of open-source... FSF/gnu ? Might
get them interested in moving 'up' to Linux, or at least get them
Thanks for your time.
PS. Apologies for the double-posting to those who are on both the CLUG
and ILUG lists...
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