Forum OpenACS Q&A: Re: webDAV

6: Re: webDAV (response to 4)
Posted by Andrew Piskorski on
Tom, you mean you've got some third party analytical chemistry software running on Windows boxes, and you to upload data from it into OpenACS? Who initiates that data transfer, the Windows users push it to OpenACS, or OpenACS is connecting to and pulling something from the Windows software?

If push, then WebDAV sounds cool, but I don't see why that would be any better than just having the Windows machines dump files into the filesystem of the server via Samba or whatever, and then have OpenACS parse them and read them in.

Or do you have control over the client end Windows box software too, aka you're writing it yourself or the like? Ah, or perhaps the OpenACS server is not on the LAN but is far away on the Internet somewhere?