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Single common temporary dropbox directory on all DoES computers #980

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goatchurchprime opened this Issue Nov 17, 2018 · 3 comments

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goatchurchprime commented Nov 17, 2018

We shouldn't ever need to move things from one DoES computer to another on a USB key when there's such a good network.

This could be done if we have one dropbox-like shared directory between all of the public computers and laser cutter machines, that was treated as a convenient public resource -- rather like the pot of USB keys beside the laser cutter.

This directory should have a permanent README.txt document in it at the top that says it's a public directory, and things are going to get deleted from it when it's too cluttered.

@MatthewCroughan did this on theory, but it might not be working yet. When it works, it needs to be documented in the https://github.com/DoESLiverpool/somebody-should/wiki/Digital-infrastructure page.

Ideally, it should be accessible to anyone's computer on the network -- probably as a drag-and-drop webpage interface, but better as a dropbox-like direcory if it's not too -- so that people can copy their work into it and thence onto the laser cutter machine seamlessly.

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MatthewCroughan commented Nov 21, 2018

I've added notes to the Wiki regarding the existence of both a local and external facing Nextcloud instance (which also includes a tunnel to the local samba!) along with the details for the local smb (samba) server. I'll create documentation that explain show to utilise both soon.

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goatchurchprime commented Dec 6, 2018

i guess this is done!

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