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Re: [Question #162246]: Share folder with other people


2011/6/21 Philipp Heckel <philipp.heckel@xxxxxxxxx>

> Hi there,

> You have to define what you mean with "folder sharing". If you mean
> being able to share a repository with someone, that is already
> possible. If you mean only a sub-directory, that probably won't be
> possible due to heterogeneity of the storage types.
> Take IMAP, for instance: if you have access to an IMAP account, there
> is no way of restricting the access to only a few files. With FTP or
> S3, however, this _would_ be possible. However, due to their entirely
> different concepts, I don't think that folder sharing will ever be
> implemented -- at least not without a server component.
> If we had a trusted server, we could simply let the server do "access
> control". This will probably come at some point. But not in the near
> future.
> @Jason: two users never write the same file. No locking, no race
> conditions. :-D
> Cheers,
> Philipp
Maybe that issue shoul be treated case by case. For instance: In a FTP
server it's possible to share folders using symbolic links o9n the server
side. Dropbox has this issue available by default (nothing to do with
Syncany as long as I know). S3 too. And so on...

I see this issue a matter of storage service provider, not of Syncany
itself. =)

Am I wrong?


Paulo de Souza Lima
Técnico em Eletrônica e Administrador
Curitiba - PR
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