[nycbug-talk] ipad remote storage question

Bjorn Nelson o_sleep at belovedarctos.com
Wed May 18 22:21:53 EDT 2011

On 5/18/2011 5:00 PM, Pete Wright wrote:
> On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 04:21:46PM -0400, Marc Spitzer wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I have a roll out at work for 200+ ipads in the fall, 400 in 2 years,
>> and we need to provide remote file storage/access.  I have spoken to
>> apple about it and they are recommending webdav.  I was wondering if
>> anyone else had any different ideas or product recommendations?
>> Currently we are testing with apache/webdav and each user gets his own
>>   <location></location>  stanza in apache config, its fine for 5-10 but
>> will become a bit unwieldy when it grows.
> just thinking off the top of my head, but perhaps you could use
> webdav+ldap to help scale this out?  haven't looked at docs too closely,
> but i'm thinking something along the lines of pulling user auth along
> with some webdav attributes from ldap...

I would think this sort of thing would be the best way, especially if 
you can hang it off of an existing ldap.  Something that you won't have 
to re-implement things like password management or account disabling or 
enabling if the students transfer in or out mid semester.


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