Open-source client file-sharing system?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by londonweb, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. londonweb macrumors 6502

    londonweb

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    Hello everyone, I need to build a system for a film production company website that allows their clients to log-in on-line and upload/view/download various file types. I could probably muddle through and build something from scratch but time is at a premium and I wonder if anyone knows of an existing system that would offer this capability, preferably open-source?
     
  2. Mydriasis macrumors 6502

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  3. Trogloxene macrumors regular

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    There are tons of PHP scripts around to do this stuff, but you need to know some PHP.

    Like Mydriasis says the FTP solution works fine, just build some links on web page, and the password protect the directory where the files are.

    -T
     
  4. londonweb thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I thought about that but then everyone who uses it will have to download an ftp client in order to use it, plus it will be harder to administrate. It needs to be super fool-proof.

    I've been having a look at LeapFile which seems close to what I need but unfortunately you have to subsrcibe, it appears. I don't mind paying a one-off fee for something but I don't really want to have to pay any sort of subscription.

    ps. meant to add the LeapFile link: www.leapfile.com
     
  5. londonweb thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm ok with PHP - do you have any links?
     
  6. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    Sounds like FTP to me. Likely already on their server..
     
  7. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    WHat are these home videos people are uploading? Windows still lacks an FTP client?

    OK then there is a file upload function in standard HTML forms. No client side code is required. On the server it is a very simple CGI script, less then 20 or some lines. I needed to get this to work to. You can find some examples if you google. You just make a simple form and the user can browse his local file system then click "open". The browser will send the file after the form the server side script needs to know how to handle this but all server side langauses can have a library tpew fuction that can handle the incomming file. I used Perl. Maybe 100 lines total.
     
  8. operator macrumors regular

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    Google "php upload scripts" - if you know a bit about php. Also, your host may have set a limit on the size of a file that can be uploaded thru a browser - you might want to check into that.
     

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