Sharing files over Internet

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by Silas1066, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. Silas1066 macrumors regular

    Nov 1, 2009
    I have a bunch of users scattered across the country who need to be able to share and review files over the Internet. Basically, they have to dump files into some kind of repository and have other users look over them.

    Using OSX Server, what is the best way to go about this? What are my limitations?

    I really don't want to use something like SharePoint services for this.
  2. adrian.oconnor macrumors 6502

    Jan 16, 2008
    Nottingham, England
    I've developed a web application called DocSpaces ( that I really need help testing (it's very rough around the edges, and a lot of screens are not nearly as intuitive as they should be). It's a bit like the Windows Explorer, but in a web app.

    If you want to test it and provide feedback you can have a lifetime free membership for up to 10GB storage.

    The software is stable -- it's based on an enterprise product I wrote about 4 years ago -- it's just the transition from bespopke internal business app to publicly accessible software-as-a-service that's still very much a work in progress.
  3. bluedevils macrumors member

    Sep 7, 2007
    You could have them sftp to a chrooted environment. There should documents on the net for creating this. sftp is an encrypted version of ftp and a chrooted environment means that anyone accessing this system will be in a restricted jail. This jail should make it hard for someone to breakout and create havoc on the rest of the box.
  4. verakot macrumors newbie


    Sep 5, 2009

    Up to 25 Gb, secure, shared.
  5. Les Kern macrumors 68040

    Les Kern

    Apr 26, 2002
    I use a .Mac account to run my side business with another partner 800 miles away. Always has worked flawlessly. okay, some might balk 99 a year and I also use Dropbox, but the .Mac account is so darned handy and never fails.
  6. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604


    May 28, 2005
    I use microsoft's Live Mesh service. It's free, and works great on Mac and Windows!

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