|These are examples to show you how Autosend can be
Autosend can be used in various ways, you will find on these pages
Autosend is THE tool you need.
Example 1 : an
individual wants to share some programming codes and his
personal MP3 with
his friends and also accepts to share some free codes
with the rest of the world. He only has a modem access
(not online 24 hours a day).
Example 2 : an artist wants
to share his work over internet.
Example 3 : an estate agent
updates his offers so that his customers can find the
offers they are interested in.
Example 4 : a compagny give
an outside access to some files to their employees.
Some employees have access to a "general"
area and some others to a "personal" area.
Of course these files are not available to the public.
Thanks to read the description of the program in
the user manual to know the "basics" : what
is the member list, the ignore list...
Example 1 : to share different
files with different people the coder needs to use a
members list. Members are people allowed to have access
to restricted files. To share also files with the rest
of the world, the server will need to setup a "free
files directory". To run the server every one hour,
the polling time must be set to 1 hour (60 minutes)
and the information for Dial up must be given. So the
configuration will look like this :
Members list : the pane
must be filled with the email addresses of his friends in
the dedicated configuration pane
directory : c:\somewhereonyourdisk\freefiles
properties : check the box, give the connection name
as given in "settings / Network and dialup connections",
enter the login and password.
: to share java files, descriptions and MP3 = .java,.txt,.mp3
Example 2 : an artist wants
to share high quality jpeg or gif images with the rest
of the world, he has a permanent access to internet.
To share files with everybody do not set a members list. To become famous the artist
let his server be published on Autosend website. In
order to let people have a preview of the work, the
server gives preview pictures to people requesting the
list of shared files. The preview pictures are small
quality jpg pictures. The configuration will look like
Freefiles directory : c:\somewhereonyourdisk\
Authorized extensions : .jpg,.jpeg,.gif
the boxes : enable send list (the server will send the
list of shared files to people sending ?list requests),
Make your server public (so that the server will be
displayed on Autosend
Preview modes properties : extensions
of preview pictures = .jpg,.jpeg mode = 2
will share his pictures in a subdirectory of the
Freefiles directory and the preview pictures will be in a subdirectory
called "preview" (without ""). The
preview must have the same name than the high quality
picture, just the extension differs, the extension of
the preview is one of the extensions given in "extensions
of preview pictures". Example : file is c:\somewhereonyourdisk\flowers\bigblue.jpg
and the preview is c:\somewhereonyourdisk\flowers\preview\bigblue.jpeg
an example of a list with preview pictures here.
Example 3 : this is almost
the same example as example2. Let's just see preview
mode 1. Imagine the estate agent have files of each
house he wants to sell in a pdf file and he has a picture
of the house as a .gif. Then the configuration will
everything same as example 2 except preview
mode is 1. Then the files should be stored like this
file : c:\somewhereonyourdisk\4rooms_paris\4rooms_200000£_#1234.pdf
the pic of the house : c:\somewhereonyourdisk\4rooms_paris\4rooms_200000£_#1234.gif
Example 4 : imagine a little
company with some employees working outside. Setting
up a ftp server is risky as a lot of hackers spend their
time on trying to break into them. Autosend can be a
stealth way to share files to trusted people only. The
admin wants to share a general folder for user1 and
user2, user3 can have access to his personal folder.
The configuration will look like :
Members list : fill the
dedicated pane with the email addresses of the users, the
home directories are also set here so the members list
directory : None
Ignore list : if you do not set
a ignore list (None) a message will be sent to non members
when they will try to access the files (you can set
a message "you can not request any file, use your
member email address to request a file"). If you
do not want any answer to be sent to non members, create
a ignore list with just a "@" one the first
Check the boxes : enable send lists, commands
: ?list, ?lisf, ?mkd
Logo : give the path to the
logo of your company, it will be added at the top of
the lists sent by Autosend.
In order that the users
can also upload files to the server, an upload directory
must be set (it can be the same than the Members directory,
it can be a good choice so that members can see the
files they have uploaded). Similarly to the members
list, you can setup a uploaders list (it can be the
same as the members list). You can also setup different
upload folders for each user.
Of course you can mix the different examples
to meet your needs.
Read carefully the manual before
setting up a server. Read tips
for common questions or send me a mail.
If you want more examples or need help to configure
your server just drop me a line.