[nSLUG] Auto-replication of files to web server
miles at allnovascotia.com
Sun Oct 22 10:07:58 ADT 2006
Thank-you everyone for your thoughts and suggestions.
The question arose during one of those "parking lot" discussions; the
fellow's complaint was how his Windows 2003 Small Business Server and
Sharepoint were supposed to do all this wonderful stuff, but he'd had no
luck configuring it. That piqued my interest and I began thinking about a
Cheers - Miles
At 09:26 PM 10/20/2006, D G Teed wrote:
>Like Jason says, it sounds like you are talking about rsync.
>Really there isn't much difference between that and just
>allowing samba access to a directory on the web
>server, if the contributors are on your local LAN.
>As far as sharepoint goes, I don't know of any part of it
>that involves a directory you just populate. Sharepoint
>stories everything in the backend database. It uses
>active-X plugins from Office 2003 to provide excel
>and MS Windows explorer type of interface within certain
>sharepoint contexts. That is useful for the Windows
>Internet Explorer user, but no one else. That Windows
>explorer-like view should not be confused with
>the existance of a directory it is displaying - it is
>all dynamically generated from the DB backend.
>Having said that, it has been awhile since I played with
>sharepoint and there may now be a web part which
>shows the content of an FTP site within one web part.
>Perhaps that is a feature you find interesting. But most
>people using sharepoint are going to be interested
>in the revision control and other collaborative
>features which go beyond a simple FTP repository.
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