Charles-H. Schulz wrote on 2013-11-26 10:53:
Certainly, I'm not criticizing infra. But when in Milano we -the people
participating in the marketing workshop - requested a simple ftp
server, the answer was that OwnCloud was the appropriate tool.
back in the early days, many people complained to me that setting up a
simple FTP server does not work for them, because
1. they don't know how this tool works
2. they are behind a router configuration not allowing FTP
And let's not forget that _ALL_ access credentials for FTP are
transferred _UNENCRYPTED_ over the wire, providing an anonymous upload
facitiliy for all kind of stuff for everyone.
You see, any tool has its drawbacks. :/ I am not saying ownCloud is
perfect, but you need to start somewhere. Otherwise we would need 12
months of deep evaluation before anything can be set up, to consider
each and any use case...
I think what is required is some short information on how ownCloud works
with regards to file sharing. So, here's the story:
Per se, files in ownCloud are private and only belong to you.
You can share any file or folder in ownCloud by the "share" icon next to
it. This sharing could either be done on a user basis, so you share it
directly with an ownCloud user, who optionally can edit it, or "via
link" to the general public.
Those links usually look quite odd, e.g.
What Robinson has done is to create a folder called "common" with his
account. He shared it with the public for reading. At the same time, to
selected users, he shares it writable. This means that e.g. you and me
see this folder in their ownCloud accounts and can directly open it and
push files to it.
The link usually to use for that folder is
Agreeably, this link looks ugly, so Robinson thankfully sent me a
RewriteRule to make it look like this
All subfolders can be addressed for public reading in the same way. As
Does this shed some light?
Please, I'm honest with that question, I'd like that issue sorted out -
if there are still open questions, let me know.
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