URL link for download

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URL link for download

Postby matus.c » Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:50 pm

I have one question about URL links for download. Is it necessary to to use filename and foldername in this link?
The current link is too long - there is filename and foldername included. I can keep this link active if I'm the original sender. But I can't ensure link will stay active, if the recipient forwards this link in new e-mail. The long link brakes into 2 or more lines. (Especially if recipient uses plain text emails not HTML/RTF emails.)

Isn't there any way to use something like:
http://ftp.domain.cz/main.html?download&code= ABCDEFGHJIKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

(of course no spaces in link, I have added it to display here all the example)
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Re: URL link for download

Postby FTP » Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:10 pm

The download url is used for downloading by external tools(not file sharing). So when you logged out, then the download url won't be available any more.
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Re: URL link for download

Postby matus.c » Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:20 am

You are right, I apologize.
I have been testing this on my computers and I didn't wise up to active session in one browser while I have been testing it in other browsers and on my notebook (I suppose it seems to be on the same external IP address for FTP server).
Back to this issue: Is there any way how can I share exact file(s) with exact users using some unique download link?
We prepare different PDF advertisement for different customers. Of course I can create RO account, upload there all files and they can download. But I'm looking for something more clever - not to make them to search the proper version, size etc. I want to send to magazine "X" one link: here is ad for you, please download it using this link, the other one for magazine "Y" etc. Not to have 20 accounts for every magazine, or not to have 1 RO account for all of them to risk they will download version with the same format but with older content. I don’t have any unique identification for this files, every magazine uses their system. Some of them have exact numbers, but we often don’t get them from customers. So I prefer to have my own unique system.
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Re: URL link for download

Postby FTP » Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:30 am

First, if you don't log out from web client, that download url will be available for every browsers or download tools.

And from your description, I think you need a feature - file sharing link, right? This is a good feature, we will consider to develop it in the later version.
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Re: URL link for download

Postby matus.c » Thu Aug 12, 2010 1:05 pm

Thank you for aditional info.
That is nice the link is available if I don't log out from web client - if I want to download the files using some download manager for example (but in this case I prefer native FTP client :). Usualy I can't be sure I'm logged all the time the other user uses my download links.
But the file sharing link independent on other user session could be realy good feature.
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Re: URL link for download

Postby botsuka » Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:47 pm

You know what even be cooler, a token link for the file share. Something that could be set to expire after x amount of time. You generate the token link and then you could email it to the person who needs temporary access to that file or files. Just my 2 cents.
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Re: URL link for download

Postby FTP » Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:01 am

botsuka wrote:You know what even be cooler, a token link for the file share. Something that could be set to expire after x amount of time. You generate the token link and then you could email it to the person who needs temporary access to that file or files. Just my 2 cents.


Thanks for your suggestion, we will consider it.
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Re: URL link for download

Postby zanedabrain » Fri May 06, 2011 8:38 pm

Any news on this? I am looking for a product to allow my users to share files with people outside the company with un-authenticated access. I was really excited when I seen the 'download url' button, but it was immediately followed by disappointment when I closed my browser and sent the url to my boss which didn't work.
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Re: URL link for download

Postby FTP » Sat May 07, 2011 7:11 am

zanedabrain wrote:Any news on this? I am looking for a product to allow my users to share files with people outside the company with un-authenticated access. I was really excited when I seen the 'download url' button, but it was immediately followed by disappointment when I closed my browser and sent the url to my boss which didn't work.


Next version will support direct download link.
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Re: URL link for download

Postby botsuka » Mon May 16, 2011 9:37 pm

Anyway to put some security on this feature. Like only allow certain users to be able to do this. Also the ablility to enforce expiration setting instead of being optional?
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