If you're sharing files you're probably going to need some sort of
versioning system, otherwise you're going to end up with a mess when person
A overwrites person B's documents and there's no backup. If you're trying to
avoid Google Docs then at the very least you should look into something like
SVN, CVS, GIT or something similar.
But really as a few people have mentioned before the best solution for the
basic requirements you've mentioned is Google Docs. In fact it's even
available through Google Apps, which allows for a lot more flexibility,
including increased storage capacity (for a price) if you want it....here's
a list of the features
Stephen Mc Gowan
On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 4:50 PM, Colin Rooney <colin.rooney at gmail.com>wrote:
> Sorry forgot the ML
>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> Hi Kevin,
>> I guess you cannot determine what browser your client uses but if it were
> firefox you could try getting them to install & use FireFTP (
>http://fireftp.mozdev.org/) which is a firefox plugin that allows for a
> Secure FTP connections (amongst others). I can't say much about it other
> than I've used it once or twice and it worked. On linux it uses putty for
> the ssh so I guess that aspects is secure... I don't know how it works on
> windows though.
>> If your client uses explorer perhaps there is something similar there???
>> Your server is most likely running ssh already so that would just leave you
> to create some users for the client to access the files.
>>> On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 3:29 PM, Kevin Philp <kevin at cybercolloids.net> >wrote:
>> > I have been asked by a client to consider setting up a website where a
> > small group around the world can share documents securely. It sounds more
> > like a job for a secure ftp server than a website but does such a thing
> > exist in an easy to install and use fashion - I am not looking for a huge
> > enterprise level document sharing system - something basic and functional
> > that we can attach to our current server and maybe migrate to the ISP if
> > appropriate.
> > Thanks
> > Kevin.
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