Rails app for transfering/managing files/data

Hi,
does anyone knows an application (hopefully on rails) which deals with
file
transfer and management. I mean in the sense of an FTP.
My problems are that the client has only access to HTTP (port 80) and
all
the tools (like DMS, etc.) out there (like knowledgetree, etc.) are
heavy
(PHP) monsters with too many options. I just need file upload/download,
remove, link the resources (with authentication or hashed url). If time
and
money wouldn’t be an issue I would do it myself, but hopefully I don’t
have
to invent the wheel again.

Thanks in advance

Chris

Thanks Matt,

never tried S3 before and wanted to avoid extra costs.

Chris

On Jan 27, 9:11 am, Christoph J.
[email protected] wrote:

Hi,
does anyone knows an application (hopefully on rails) which deals with file
transfer and management. I mean in the sense of an FTP.
My problems are that the client has only access to HTTP (port 80) and all
the tools (like DMS, etc.) out there (like knowledgetree, etc.) are heavy
(PHP) monsters with too many options. I just need file upload/download,
remove, link the resources (with authentication or hashed url). If time and
money wouldn’t be an issue I would do it myself, but hopefully I don’t have
to invent the wheel again.

Have you considered an S3 based setup? What you’ve described is pretty
much exactly what S3 does…

–Matt J.

Granted, S3 isn’t free - but neither is most people’s time. Even a
cheap hour of developer time (at, say, $30/hr) will pay to store 1GB
on S3 for almost 10 years (at $0.15/GB*month). That’s awfully close to
free, unless there’s quite a lot of data…

–Matt J.

On Jan 29, 2:48 am, Christoph J.

Matt J. wrote:

Granted, S3 isn’t free - but neither is most people’s time. Even a
cheap hour of developer time (at, say, $30/hr) will pay to store 1GB
on S3 for almost 10 years (at $0.15/GB*month).

As long as you never transfer data in or out. :slight_smile:

That’s awfully close to
free, unless there’s quite a lot of data…

–Matt J.

On Jan 29, 2:48�am, Christoph J.

Best,

Marnen Laibow-Koser
http://www.marnen.org
[email protected]

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