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Hemalata Sonawane
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Hello All,

In our standalone application we are sharing files & folders through NTFS on the network.

We have to investigate that, by using https protocol we can share files & folders on network or not ? If yes then how it will work & which is the suitable server for this.


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we are sharing files & folders through NTFS on the network.

You mean NFS?

We have to investigate that, by using https protocol we can share files & folders on network or not ? If yes then how it will work & which is the suitable server for this.

Suitable server really depends on the target users and use cases.

If you want users on network to browse or download these files, then install apache httpd web server or nginx web server, and enable "directory listing" in their configuration files.
Google "apache directory listing" or "nginx directory listing" to find out how to configure them.
Here's an example listing to show how it'll appear to your users in a browser.

If you want multiple users to be able to create/update/delete directories and files like any normal filesystem (except that all this is happening over HTTP), then WebDAV is appropriate. Google "apache / nginx WebDAV". I'm not sure if browser based WebDAV clients exist. Generally, with WebDAV, each client machine's OS has to be configured to mount the WebDAV URL as just another filesystem in the OS's file explorer application.
 
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