[FX.php List] [OFF] Potential gotchas with uploading files?

Tim 'Webko' Booth tim at nicheit.com.au
Thu Apr 2 20:25:50 MDT 2009

On 03/04/2009, at 1:15 PM, Joel Shapiro wrote:

> Hi all
> I'm looking for thoughts on how complicated an upload-file site can  
> be.
> I've got a potential new project that would involve people uploading  
> files via the Web and then having those files accessible to FMP  
> clients.  I haven't worked with uploading before, but I've  
> successfully put together the basics of uploading files and moving  
> them to a specified directory.  In my brief experimenting, though,  
> I've already seen issues with access privileges of the uploaded  
> files (on my development machine) and UPLOAD_ERR_NO_TMP_DIR errors  
> on my regular web host.  I'm also aware that there are security  
> concerns when uploading files to a server, and know that servers and  
> php can be configured quite differently in different machines and  
> environments (it's not yet determined if the site will be hosted  
> internally or through an external FM host).  FWIW - I'd probably  
> leave files in their directory(ies) on the web server and have the  
> FMP clients get to them via their network paths, so I'm not very  
> concerned about that part of it.
> For those that have worked with this, what kinds of problems can  
> should I be ready for?  Could this be a big headache?

Stand on the shoulders of people who have done all of this before - my  
favourite all-in-one upload system is currently FileThingie www.solitude.dk/filethingie/

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