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Old 10-14-2009, 03:03 PM   #1
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Network presentation of file system


Greetings,

Recently weīve come around an issue thatīs been a pain to solve.
One of our clients needs to exchange file with us and right off the bat we used the good-old FTP.
The issue is: our client doesnīt know how to use FTP (yep, thatīs right). And we canīt give them proper support since:

- Theyīre at the other side of the world
- The only technical support we have there doesnīt talk our language (and we donīt take theirs, so...)

To try and simplify the process, I thought of using some kind of tool that would show, inside a browser, the contents of a particular folder or file system inside a Linux box (or Windows, it doesnīt really matter).

The thing is: I canīt even name this kind of function, since I donīt know how itīs called.
Anyone knows how itīs called, and if thereīs any option around that would do something like it?

Thanks in advance, very much.
 
Old 10-14-2009, 03:11 PM   #2
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Use winSCp secure file transfer tool

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Greetings,

To try and simplify the process, I thought of using some kind of tool that would show, inside a browser, the contents of a particular folder or file system inside a Linux box (or Windows, it doesnīt really matter).

The thing is: I canīt even name this kind of function, since I donīt know how itīs called.
Anyone knows how itīs called, and if thereīs any option around that would do something like it?

Thanks in advance, very much.
Yo may try WinSCP (url www.winscp.net), it works on windows

google/wikipedia for more info on WinSCP.

Only thing is end user will need to have login/password for acces to the linux box
 
Old 10-14-2009, 03:27 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Thakowbbery
One of our clients needs to exchange file with us and right off the bat we used the good-old FTP.
The issue is: our client doesnīt know how to use FTP (yep, thatīs right). And we canīt give them proper support since:

- Theyīre at the other side of the world
- The only technical support we have there doesnīt talk our language (and we donīt take theirs, so...)

To try and simplify the process, I thought of using some kind of tool that would show, inside a browser, the contents of a particular folder or file system inside a Linux box (or Windows, it doesnīt really matter).
Are they pushing files to you, or pulling files from you?

If the former, you might consider a simple php file upload app. That's about as easy as it gets from the client side. (On the server side you're going to have to install / configure / secure a web server and php, though.)

Last edited by anomie; 10-14-2009 at 03:28 PM.
 
Old 10-14-2009, 03:50 PM   #4
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woof
I just discovered it.
It's brilliant.

If they want to send a file to you, they need to be running linux (or Mac, I think), if you want to send it to them, then it's really easy, whatever they are running.

Otherwise, can't they email you the file?
Or do desktop sharing with krfb (linux)
 
Old 10-14-2009, 07:43 PM   #5
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A good FTP GUI (free) is FileZilla http://filezilla-project.org/. Runs on MS/Linux/OSX.
Screenshots http://filezilla-project.org/client_screenshots.php
 
  


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