Oliver (formerly Webshare) is a free, web based FTP front-end, written in PHP and released under the GPL.
It is intended to allow people
to access files, normally only available via FTP, using a web browser.
This effectively provides users with a complete web-based file management
system that, if SSL is enabled on your web server, uses a single secure
connection - making it far simpler to use and to work through a firewall.
Despite the existence of many similar projects, notably
Gollem, it was created to fulfill specific requirements:
- Small and Simple
This isn't trying to compete with powerful systems like Gollem. It is
really only intended to be a functional skeleton for end-users to use and
customize. The code should be well commented and easy to understand.
it was worth it ?
Speed is essential and considered more important than features. This is
supposed to be usable. If you want bells and whistles you're probably
in the wrong place.
- Secure as possible
Don't laugh! OK the very essence of this concept is insecure,
however it should be as secure as possible in the circumstances.
Using Oliver instead of FTP should improve the security of your file store.
Oliver is still a fair way from achieving these goals at present but
nonetheless it is usable and functional. Check the screenshots for an example
of what to expect.
Oliver was originally based on FCG FTP CLIENT By Tiago Luz
and Gollem, however nearly
all of the FCG code has been replaced.
Please send bug-reports, patches, feature requests and bottles of red wine to veghead
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