Re: [greenstone-users] Importing files remotely

From John R. McPherson
DateFri, 12 Dec 2003 08:46:13 +1300
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] Importing files remotely
In-Reply-To (03f801c3c013$f9a445b0$dc4659c8-nemo)
H□ctor Aracena M. wrote:
> Hi.
>
> I understand Greenstone is not configured yet to allow remote users
> import documents or files into a collecton, it must be made in the
> server or the computer that is keeping the files and Greenstone
> programs.
>
> But I'm wondering if anyone of you has encountered a way to do it
> into a LAN or a workgroup. □Someone has tried? □Do you think it is
> possible?

The "Collector" web interface for building greenstone collections allows
you to specify files starting with "http://", "ftp://", or "file://" URIs.

While the "file://" is for files local to the computer that the
greenstone server is running on, http: and ftp: can be used to get files
from your network or the internet.

I'm not sure how the windows libraries handle things, but you might
possibly even be able to use windows networking style path names...
eg "file://\servernamesharefilename"
This is just a possibility though, I'm guessing. But ftp and http
definitely work.

(Also, because Microsoft inexplicibly chose to use "" for path names,
you might need to "escape" them, eg
"file://\\servername\share\filename")

Hope this helps
John McPherson