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dstucke
07-May-2013, 16:23
I have a Suse Linux box and I want to do authenticated file sharing on the web, like FTP, but with http/https.
Have googled a fair bit but no joy, and the built in software repository doesn't provide for this.
Can anyone give a pointer on what software is best for this?

ab
07-May-2013, 16:56
Could you provide more about how you will use this? Do you have Novell's
Open Enterprise Server, or licenses for it? Novell's Filr product is made
to make file sharing in the 21st century work as you'd expect and may be
worth researching. It has its own forum on the forums.novell.com site and
is relatively new, but works with multiple desktop/laptop OS's as well as
mobile devices like phones/tablets.


Good luck.

dstucke
08-May-2013, 15:53
OK, the mechanics are this...
We do some work for a customer and want to let them access some of the finished documents.
So we used to run a sles server with pureftp on it and created a logon for each customer that wanted to access files.
This worked for the most part, but it seemed that FTP was not accessible for all our customers. So now instead of FTP, we like the idea of using http or https, and want to provide a browseable folder structure they can log on to.
We have NOWS and am I believe (will have to check) entitled to FILR, so we may check it out.

ab
08-May-2013, 16:30
> OK, the mechanics are this...
> We do some work for a customer and want to let them access some of the
> finished documents.
> So we used to run a sles server with pureftp on it and created a logon
> for each customer that wanted to access files.
> This worked for the most part, but it seemed that FTP was not
> accessible for all our customers. So now instead of FTP, we like the
> idea of using http or https, and want to provide a browseable folder
> structure they can log on to.
> We have NOWS and am I believe (will have to check) entitled to FILR, so
> we may check it out.

Pretty common... I do not understand the blocking of solicited FTP
connections to the outside world, but some places apparently have their
reasons... though I personally think they're probably bad reasons. Oh well.

I think Filr is probably a pretty good option for you assuming licensing
works out. Even if not that, iFolder is still free and web-based among
other options (clients can also run to automatically synchronize things)
and access can be read-only or read-write at least.

Good luck.