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18-Jan-2010, 12:37 PM #1
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Hey all,

One of my customers is looking for a particular solution and I was wondering if you have any experience with those.

Basically, it's a small publishing house, they need a server to exchange files with customers. They need to be able to set up folders for customers and assign logins. Customers shouldn't be able to see each other's files - just the ones in a folder assigned to them.

I've checked out ShareFile - however the bandwidth limit is a killer. Box.net looks good in this respect, except one huge downside: no straighout MacOS support.

Any ideas? Any?.. Ideas?..
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18-Jan-2010, 01:22 PM #2
What about the title of your thread? FTP? Customers can access and sign into FTP with browsers (though IE makes that very difficult now, FF lists FTP files in a hierarchy and allows simple logon).
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18-Jan-2010, 03:11 PM #3
Right. I'm looking for something simplier than simple FTP. W/ MSIE 8+ it's difficult to connect to FTP. W/ MacOS it's impossible w/out a client. I need a way simplier solution.
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18-Jan-2010, 03:38 PM #4
Why not a web server? The FTP solution would have been very simple a few years ago when I could get FTP pages easily in IE. But security concerns have changed all that.

I'm sure how you'd set up a password on an HTTP server, but you may be able to redirect to a sign-in page. I'll have to give this one more thought.

Of course, there are all kinds of file-sharing sites, many free if the amount of data is small.

http://www.filehosting.org/
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