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We would like to setup a folder on a server where we would keep our documents.
This folder would be mapped to windows like a network drive where users can copy/paste documents. Thing is, this folder would not be on local network, it would be on a server which is accessible over internet.
We don't want dropbox or something like that...
We were thinking of webdav, but we were wondering if there is something better?

-Folder accessible over internet by multiple users (username/password)
-Mapped as a network drive on windows xp
-No Dropbox, or dropbox variations, no FTP, no VPN

Question: Should we use WebDav or there is a better solution?


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What type of documents are you talking about? (word/excel type only? read only PDFs?) – l0c0b0x Dec 9 '10 at 18:36
Hi, it would be a mix of most common file types txt/word/excel/pdfs/ppt/images, etc. – This is it Dec 9 '10 at 18:43
up vote 3 down vote accepted

This use case is exactly what WebDAV excels at. I'd recommend going that way unless you want the added complexity of a proper Document management system (Alfresco, Sharepoint, etc.).

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Thank you for your answer. Cheers – This is it Dec 10 '10 at 7:23

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