I am from internal IT department and my organisation have following requirement ,
- Ability to browse through files using web based file manager.
- Ability for the users to upload and download file from the file server using Web Browser interface.
- Ability to integrate files from the file server in my organisation internal IT application. For example ,
ability to select file from the file server in the internal IT application.
Currently, my organisation using FTP server to serve data from the NFS share to user. We have home directory and common share directory for the users. Access control for common share directory is using POSIX groups.
I am just curious on some of the internal implementation of owncloud ,
How the directory structure is maintained in owncloud , does it rely on underlying POSIX filesystem for directory structure or else does it maintain directory structure in SQL table ??? I had a look at dropbox implementation , they have controller sever which provides the directory structure , authentication and access control and dropbox uses Amazon S3 to store the actual content. [Dropbox reference - http://eprints.eemcs.utwente.nl/22286/01/imc140-drago.pdf ]
Does owncloud depend on the Apache WebDAV internally for file management ??
How owncloud is different different filebrowser like elFinder etc.. I see they also provide similar functionality.