A Common Storage Problem

There’s a pun in that title somewhere. I often need to swap files with friends for projects that are just too big for email. I’d really like to use some sort of web based file locker system that allowed for both personal and group access to various files but it would be even better if there was a way to let users map that file locker to a drive or directory on their system (usually Win32 or OS X) for an even easier way to upload the files. After some research I’ve discovered that the best way to do this may be to use a webdav server (with software such as Plone) and the Novell NetDrive program which maps webdav space to a drive letter. Yet another option may be the Novell iFolder project. I don’t know if either solution is the right one or will let users have both public and private files (especially on a per user basis) which would be a really nice feature, but at least it’s a start.

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