BCSS Central File Store
It has become evident that the British Cactus and Succulent Society
would benefit greatly from having a central file store somewhere on the net. The prime use of this would be for the producers of the journal to store working documents so that they could file and retreive them from wherever they are. It would save a considerable amount of time and expense in sending around CDs by post and also provide a much more flexible and secure system than storage on a privately held local computer.
My first thought about this was to use a tailored FTP server but this is inherently insecure and does not give all the facilities needed. I consulted with Yann Cochard of Cactuspro
and he suggested that the webdav protocol was just the sort of facility wee needed. We have been trying to set up such a system based on various free test accounts so that we can evaluate it. Getting this working has proved much harder than we expected. Do we have any webdav experts out there who could advise us?
I am sure that if we can get this going it is the sort of facility which would be of great use to the other national Cactus and Succulent societies.