[okfn-help] FTP access to OKF hosting?

Jonathan Gray jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Thu Apr 2 22:24:15 BST 2009

Yep - this sounds sensible. I'll use Archive + Flickr with text files
in SVN repo giving location of media.


On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 2:43 PM, Rufus Pollock <rufus.pollock at okfn.org> wrote:
> 2009/4/1 Jonathan Gray <jonathan.gray at okfn.org>:
>> Hi Rufus,
>> I was just wondering if there's any way of getting FTP access to OKF
>> hosting - particularly for photos, audio, and other media which we may
>> wish to put up - but not necessarily in SVN repo.
> Simple answer is no :) We generally don't run ftp on the servers
> (though you could use rsync or scp).
> However strongly suggest everything should go
>  * EITHER: in svn repo
>  * OR: on archive.org
>  * OR: in someone's flickr stream or the like (though would still be
> good to at least cache a copy of original on archive.org in case
> flickr account goes away ...)
> In last two cases info should still put info in svn: usually in a
> relevant README.txt to say where stuff is. (See e.g.
> <http://okfn.org/sysadmin/svn/trunk/okcon/2008/audio/README.txt>).
> If you really want to have media on m.okfn.org/in svn directory but
> not in svn strongly suggest that that media is stored as in point 2/3
> and that there is a script or instructions (in README again) saying
> how to pull the media from there into the local filesystem. That way
> when we move machines the whole thing can be easily redeployed.
> Sound good?
> Rufus

Jonathan Gray

Community Coordinator
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