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Old 01-07-2004, 11:49 AM   #1
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Hello,

I have a server with 10 or so mail accounts and have provided webmail access through horde/imp and SSL login.

I would like the mail account holders to be able to share files and was wondering the best way to implement it.

FTP was my first thought and I suppose it would work but I think I would like some additional capabilities then what it provides.

CVS sounds like it is a better choice as the files I want to share are word documents and I would like the authors to be able to lock them or unlock them as they see fit.

Summing it up: I would like a software package such that users can create files (uploads), allow downloads (read-only) and also control edits.

Requirement: MUST BE SECURE! I need to insure that no unauthorized access occurs and that uploads/downloads are encoded.

What do you recommend to do this?

Thanks!

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Old 01-07-2004, 11:55 AM   #2
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SSH and SCP with public/private key authentication/encryption?
 
Old 01-07-2004, 12:31 PM   #3
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CVS over SSH might be a good candidate if you need versioning and such; however, you might encounter a learning curve depending on how technically advanced your users are. You might also consider scp/sftp if you just need simple drag-n-drop functionality. WinSCP is a nice Windows client for users that are familiar with FTP.
 
Old 01-07-2004, 01:56 PM   #4
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Well it sounds like CVS is what I want but I would like more info on SCP. Like, where can I go to read about it? SCP seems to be a common acronym.

Any how-tos on CVS over SSH? (my users are at least as bright as me - not saying much - and I am sure we can manage)

Thanks again.
 
Old 01-07-2004, 02:41 PM   #5
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SCP is just short for secure copy. Kind of like a wget command in ftp, but encrypted over SSH (that is if you are using public key authentication). Try the man page for SCP for more info. You can get windoze SCP and SSH clients as well that will do the trick. SSH will give you a remote command line if this is all you need, and SCP provides the file transfer ability. I'm not familiar with CVS, sorry, can't help ya there.
 
Old 01-08-2004, 12:51 PM   #6
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Try this page It has quite a bit of good info. I'd recommend going with a GUI CVS client if your users have never scene CVS before. The command line version is a bit much for newbies.
 
  


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