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I'm looking for software that i can use to share files with our clients. For the moment we use an ftp server but thats not really customer friendly and it's hard to keep track of permissions.

I looked at services like Dropbox and Box.net but since we have our own webservers running i would prefere software that we can install and manage our selfs. But we are looking for something very similar to Dropbox or Box.net but without the sync features.

All we need is to be able to create users, set file/folder permissions and upload files. A nice feature would be the ability to view images online. But since most of the files we share are photoshop and illustrator files i can imagine this won't be very useful.

It would be nice for something opensource but thats not necessary.

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You should take a look at Ajaxplorer.

Its opensource and has a nice feature set. Just have a look at the website.

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Looks like something that we could use, but is it possible to set per user/group permissions? In the demo it seems like i can chmod a file. This is just a front for the ftp file structure, witch is what we could settle for but i would like to explore a more database driven solution. –  dazz Dec 5 '11 at 11:10
    
I must admit, that I don't know Ajaxplorer very good. But I'm sure that you can do more than use it as a simple ftp frontend. For example you'll have the possibility to use an LDAP Server to authenticate users. Further you should take a look at the "Data Access" Plugin. You will see one for webdav, so you could use webdav as backend ,as recommended by brent saner and use ajaxplorer to provide clients with a webinterface. –  Lukas Dec 5 '11 at 12:42

you have several options here, but if you're looking for something that's fairly tweakable, you may want to look into webdav:
http://www.webdav.org/

via webdisk, users can even mount the "web share" as a drive on their local computer.

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