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paladin225
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NSIS FTP plugin?

Hi all,

Is there a plugin for NSIS that lets it log into a remote FTP server and download/upload stuff? I think I have an idea...

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Yes

there is the Inetc Plug-in.
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Thanks!

Will look into it.

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HTTP might be better

HTTP would offer much better support through firewalls.

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Except

HTTP can't upload stuff. I don't mean POST-like individual files, I mean multiple files.

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Depending on what you're doing...

Depending on what you're doing you could make it work. If you're talking about a solution that you will distribute to the masses, I would shy away from FTP primarily because it's a firewall headache.

HTTP Post might work. If you develop the client yourself you could package and compress them all together before you "POST", or even make multiple requests. If you're developing the client app you could do anything.

If you don't like HTTP, how about RSH? or SCP?

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Well, here's what I'm thinking.

I guess you could call it RemoteApps--like PortableApps, only you download them from your FTP server, run them, then upload them when you're done with your session.

It could come in handy if you have (or have access to) an FTP server with a reasonable amount of room and you don't always have a flash drive with you.

I'm not sure if this is a useful app, but the thought crossed my mind, so I figured I'd ask about the FTP plugin.

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Good idea.

Good idea for when you're traveling and forget your USB key.

No need to upload the entire app though. Why not just the updated config files?

You would want the upload to be quick anyway, since when the person is done thy don't want to wait an extra few minutes to upload it.

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Good idea.

I like the config-only upload idea.

Anyway, this project is not a priority at the moment; I've got my hands full with Application Manager Portable (working name).

If anyone wants to take this on, you're welcome to.

Rick Smith // Paladin225

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