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We have a NAS here, in a small company, that I sysadmin (not my full-time job) and my boss want to have control on directory access. It's a QNAP so it's Linux-powered.

The NAS doesn't provide an easy way to do it (can't change owner), and changing it in Windows interface is a real pain (need dozens of clicks). He doesn't know CLI so I don't want to tell him how to do it with SSH, too dangerous

So I'm looking for a simple (and open source) web app that we can use to easily administrate this. Do you know any?

Thanks

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That kind of PHP application is a real security hazard, so that must be one of the reasons there are not too many of them available (or if there are, I must be blind).

Anyway, the File Manager module in Webmin might fulfill your needs, though it's a Java applet talking to CGI scripts. Still it should work under QNAP.

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Thanks Janne; file manager module doesn't look easy however. I don't understand the security risk of such app, since people that will edit permission would still authenticate as admin –  CharlesB Sep 8 '10 at 12:50
    
Couple of points why that kind of app would be a security nightmare: 1) it requires Apache or other web server run as root 2) if this software is exposed to public Internet (yes, in your case it might not be), a security flaw in software would be a BAD thing –  Janne Pikkarainen Sep 8 '10 at 12:53
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