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Web based document sharing

Non-profit group looking for a web based document storage / file sharing system to allow remote offices to share (mainly download) relevant organization documents. Does not have to have check in/check out capabilities. Will need to be able to password protect access so that general public does not have access. Could also use web portal capabilities and wiki like features - a lite CMS, but not required. Have looked at things like Drupal (too complicated to get set up), Alfresco (wayy too expensive!), OWL (couldn't get demo to work). Prefer to host on our own Linux based webserver, and have tech resources for installs etc, but not extensive coding.
posted by dukes909 on Jun 1, 2009 - 21 answers

How can a writing workshop share their work online?

What would be the best web-based file hosting service to use as a shared "Documents" folder for the various members of my writing workshop? [more inside]
posted by patnasty on May 12, 2009 - 7 answers

Share – 1.the full or proper portion or part allotted or belonging to or contributed or owed by an individual or group.

One internet connection shared between three computers. One jackass who uses the entire download limit(!!) and gets our speed capped(!!). So, what software or hardware solutions might there be?? Secrecy isn't a concern. That they are too stupid to be trusted is. Is there maybe something that monitors where the data is going? And also a way to hobble their line speed, once they've reached their 'share'. (I'd prefer not to just yank their cable out completely, but whatever.) I have no idea (keywords to google??) so I'm completely open to suggestion on this :) Thanks! [more inside]
posted by mu~ha~ha~ha~har on Apr 2, 2009 - 11 answers

Etiquette / protocol

I and four friends have rented a condo in Kona for four nights. Now, a cousin of one of us is going to "crash" in the condo for two nights. How should we share the costs? (other logistics within...) [more inside]
posted by SSinVan on Mar 29, 2009 - 7 answers

Should people in debt go to certain states to get married?

What's the deal with married people being responsible for each other's debts, even ones they incurred before they got married? In most states, are married people really considered to be like one person when it comes to financial matters? I mean after all, you're not "one person" until you get married, so how would you be responsible for past debts of someone before you even met them? [more inside]
posted by serena15221 on Mar 14, 2009 - 13 answers

Help us stop fighting over what music is playing in the office!

What's your favorite solution for sharing music (and control thereof) at the office or similar environment? Specifically, some sort of LAN or web controllable "server" type solution? [more inside]
posted by twiggy on Mar 10, 2009 - 7 answers

Share iTunes, with a catch.

What's the best way for my dad to get access to my iTunes library? [more inside]
posted by kbanas on Feb 23, 2009 - 6 answers

Sharing snowblower ownership

What do I need to consider when sharing ownership of a power tool with my neighbours? [more inside]
posted by ParsonWreck on Jan 30, 2009 - 10 answers

I rarely use a car

Help me start a car sharing service [more inside]
posted by Brennus on Jan 18, 2009 - 9 answers

A question about corporate file sharing.

My friend runs a small company that is growing. They're starting to run into file-sharing problems (versioning, archiving, etc.). Laboring under the bizarre belief that I know something about this stuff, my friend has asked for my help. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Jan 14, 2009 - 15 answers

Looking for an online tool to create, edit and share video content

Looking for an online video tool (or combination of tools) that ideally support capture, editing and sharing of content [more inside]
posted by 3rdparty on Jan 13, 2009 - 2 answers

Sharing is good (but not too much)

I have a DSL Internet connection, shared via a Wi-Fi router (a Buffallo). I’d like to provide access to this to a friend (who lives within wireless range), but without them being able to access any devices on my network (such as my windows file shares) or see any of my traffic (my web browsing etc). What’s the easiest way to do this? [more inside]
posted by baggers on Jan 13, 2009 - 4 answers

Fastest way to upload and share images?

What's the fastest way to upload and share images? [more inside]
posted by wastelands on Jan 12, 2009 - 8 answers

Small Production Office Needs a File Server

I work in a very small office, less than 10 people, that is mac based doing primarily Final Cut Pro editing. I know a lot about the mac but not much about putting a server together. Here are our needs: [more inside]
posted by captainscared on Jan 5, 2009 - 7 answers

iTunes Xp and iPhone Remote won't play together

Can't seem to get this to work. iTunes sharing + iPhone remote - Mac Book Pro works, Xp doesn't; same network. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by filmgeek on Dec 30, 2008 - 2 answers

How can we get our cats to share food better?

We have two cats, Olive and Leo. Olive is really starting to put on the pounds, and we'd like to start restricting her diet a bit, but we can't figure out how to make it so she doesn't eat Leo's food. [more inside]
posted by dubitable on Dec 21, 2008 - 16 answers

Sharing network drives through a firewall

How can I securely share files on a Windows server behind a firewall with remote users ? [more inside]
posted by SteveInMaine on Dec 17, 2008 - 8 answers

Mac printer sharing issues.

Mac printer sharing question regarding driver sharing and printers (not) showing up on the system preferences printer list. [more inside]
posted by jmd82 on Dec 11, 2008 - 8 answers

How can I find a gift for my young nephew that my older nephew won't want?

Please help me find a gift toy for my one-year-old nephew. I want to find something that will interest him, but that his 3 and a half-year-old brother (a toy hoarder) will find totally uninteresting. [more inside]
posted by OlivesAndTurkishCoffee on Nov 1, 2008 - 9 answers

dropload for my own server?

I was wondering if there is a script/tool that I can install on my own webserver (apache2 on linux) that will do the work or dropload or yousendit or one of those numerous websites. [more inside]
posted by carthik on Oct 31, 2008 - 5 answers

Sharing a folder.

I'd like some instructions on how to grant somebody, who is outside my local network, read and write access to a folder on a computer. Mac OS X 10.5.5 and not at all familiar with this process. Said computer is behind a router/switch.
posted by phaedon on Oct 24, 2008 - 3 answers

What proportion of couples in relationships shower alone versus together?

Couples: do you shower alone, or together? [more inside]
posted by nomnomnom on Oct 12, 2008 - 57 answers

Housemates are killing the interwebs

What do I do about sharing internet with housemates who kill it? Will a router with QoS solve the problem? Should I talk to them and ask them to change their settings on whatever programs they are using? Are there any tools I can use to which person is killing the internet and what program it is? [more inside]
posted by sando on Oct 2, 2008 - 11 answers

How do I enable simple file sharing on Server 2008 and stop my network from crashing?

How do I transparently share files from a Windows Server 2008 box to several XP computers? I want it to stop asking for a username and password when people try to access files. Also, can anyone point me in the right direction to solving this weird network issue I've been having? [more inside]
posted by Magnakai on Aug 9, 2008 - 6 answers

Pictures of You...and you...and you...

I just went on a cruise with a big group of people. We all took photos. We would all like to upload our photos to a common online album. How would we go about doing that?
posted by rileyray3000 on Jul 10, 2008 - 9 answers

Help me securely share folders across different networks

Help me share a folder across the internet without compromising my firewall [more inside]
posted by special-k on Jul 2, 2008 - 11 answers

How many hard drives does it take, before WinXP can see them?

External hard showing "weird". Better known as, sharing an external/portable hard drive between osx and winxp. [more inside]
posted by jadepearl on Jun 23, 2008 - 10 answers

How can I share a mounted NTFS volume over AFP?

Networkfilter: I have a NTFS volume mounted on my OS X Server box. I'd like to access it over the net using AFP. It's not showing up as an available AFP share. What gives? [more inside]
posted by DLWM on Jun 15, 2008 - 4 answers

Will I be able to use my future iPhone's data plan to surf on my laptop?

Will it likely be possible to use a 3G iPhone as a modem for a laptop, or to use its data plan with some other hardware? [more inside]
posted by raygan on Jun 11, 2008 - 17 answers

How can I share a single file/folder on my Mac?

How can I share a single file or folder on my Mac? I am always connected to the internet, have seen what gazillions of "upload first" file sharing websites and services can do (MobileMe, Pando, YouSendIt, etc.), but it seems to me there should be a way to right click on a file, choose "share & email link," write & send that email and be *done* with it. My recipient can then download said file straight off my machine. Does anyone know of any solutions which are even close? Thanks!
posted by spinpapi on Jun 10, 2008 - 9 answers

So, I have a news story about violation of privacy...

If a national news station publishes your home address on television without your consent, what is(if any) the recourse? [more inside]
posted by irishkitten on May 19, 2008 - 9 answers

My own hotspot...

What is the legality of providing free/cheap wifi to neighbors? [more inside]
posted by wongcorgi on May 15, 2008 - 16 answers

Post-Sneakernet file transfers!

I need to send files (photography, some in archives) to a few people on the internet. I just want to share images quickly, without using something like AIM or email. (Currently trying Pidgin, it keeps crapping out.) What are my options? [more inside]
posted by Phyltre on May 14, 2008 - 11 answers

How should I feel about freecycle?

I recently came across freecycle.org and now it seems to be popping up everywhere I look. Among what I'm finding are some controversies about the founder taking corporate money and being a little too fussy about who uses the name. Some people think this is against the spirit of the endeavor. [more inside]
posted by mockdeep on May 9, 2008 - 8 answers

Screen sharing apps?

Does anyone know of good, free, and easy to use screen sharing applications? [more inside]
posted by xammerboy on May 7, 2008 - 13 answers

Tear apart my songs!

Where can I find something like Mefi Music, but more... critical? [more inside]
posted by tmcw on May 3, 2008 - 5 answers

Who Owns The Music?

Putting together a course on the history of music as property; I have a lot of the course figured out, but am looking for really well documented and interesting case studies or chronicles of disputes over the ownership of music. [more inside]
posted by fourcheesemac on Apr 13, 2008 - 29 answers

Sharing (via WiFi) a NAS connected via ethernet to a MacMini

Hi, I have a WiFi network to which a MacMini (with Leopard) is connected. An ethernet NAS disk (ReadyNAS NV+) is connected directly to the MacMini via ethernet. The shares of the NAS disk are correctly mounted on the MacMini. [more inside]
posted by franconi on Apr 10, 2008 - 12 answers

Bridge that Gap!

In a similar vein to a previous question of mine, after successfully tackling that problem, I am now again trying to 'bridge that gap'. This time a neighbouring house in our community would like to be wired up for internet. [more inside]
posted by dance on Apr 7, 2008 - 2 answers

Home Network PC/Mac folder sharing?

How can I securely access my PC files using my wireless iBook on my home network? [more inside]
posted by sidereal on Mar 27, 2008 - 13 answers

Help with creating a video on demand page for a school TV station

Ideas for creating a website for a campus TV station; basically a blog with embedded videos but I still need ideas and guidance. [more inside]
posted by the_dude on Mar 24, 2008 - 3 answers

Connect via IP, but not NetBIOS?

Why would I be able to connect to other Windows computers in a workgroup via IP, but not by NetBIOS name? [more inside]
posted by Ekim Neems on Mar 18, 2008 - 9 answers

Looking for a photo sharing site that allows multiple people to post photos to a single album.

Looking for a photo sharing site that allows multiple people to post photos to a single album. [more inside]
posted by Chuck Cheeze on Mar 17, 2008 - 10 answers

how to share contacts in a single file?

Any way to have a shared Address Book while using Thunderbird? [more inside]
posted by ethel on Feb 1, 2008 - 3 answers

Help sharing itunes iphotos

Help setting up OSX leopard so that my wife can see AND edit all of my iphotos and itunes files?I am the administrator. She shares the same iMac, so this is not a network sharing issue i gather. I have read about 30 articles by googling, all are either pre-leopard or way beyond the understanding of this new iMac owner...use of terminology foreign to a newbie. Thank you!
posted by dougiedd on Jan 26, 2008 - 18 answers

Sharing MAc Screen with Linux

How do I change the resolution of my Macs desktop when sharing the screen and viewing on a linux machine using tightvnc? I am screen sharing my Mac Mini w/ leopard. I can log in and see the screen using TightVnc on a Linux machine. However, I can only get full resolution that is painfully slow over the Internet. The low quality options on the VNC viewer have no effect and I can't find anysettings on the Mac to lower the quality.
posted by nivekraz on Jan 21, 2008 - 3 answers

wall warts for free - who wants 'em

Three mysterious power adapters. How to get rid of them? [more inside]
posted by amtho on Jan 17, 2008 - 13 answers

ffffound.com alternatives?

I really like ffffound, but the invites are really hard to get. Are there any similar alternatives? [more inside]
posted by clearlydemon on Nov 15, 2007 - 2 answers

Help make our video available online

I work for a municipality that televises its public meetings on a government access cable channel -- I need help finding a way to make these cablecasts available to the public online. Regular video hosting services I've looked at don't seem to be quite what we're looking for. [more inside]
posted by OilPull on Nov 13, 2007 - 10 answers

Where can I find a calendar with group user sharing options?

Where can I find a web-based/cross-platform calendar that would allow a group of people to add events, but not modify other people's? [more inside]
posted by leptin on Sep 15, 2007 - 3 answers

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