On 2012-09-20 01:26, Hugh Brown wrote:
> Hi everyone -- my department is running BASE version 2.12.1.  We have
> some users outside our department, and their network connection is
> rather slow.  At the moment, they're importing files rather
> circuitously: uploading them to our server for pre-processing,
> downloading the results, then uploading them to BASE via their
> browser.  The end result is many round trips for large data files.
> I'm wondering if BASE, perhaps through a plugin, supports importing
> files from the server it's running on.  I found a message from 2007
> about this idea
> http://www.mail-archive.com/basedb-devel@lists.sourceforge.net/msg00218.html
> but as far as I can see, this is not in BASE2.  Have I missed anything?

No, you have not missed anything. There is no functionality for 
importing files directly from the server. Although it would be possible 
to implement this as a plug-in or as an "External file extension" (but 
this require at least BASE 3.0). In any case, I can imagine all sorts of 
security/permission-related issues with this.

> About the only other alternative I can think of is installing the FTP
> server plugin, then have the users connect via FTP from the server
> itself (ie, over the loopback interface).  Is there any reason that
> would not work?

I think this would work very well. And if you only need the FTP support 
locally then there is no need to open up firewalls, etc. which is always 
a hassle with FTP.


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