Sharepoint or FTP

By razz2 ·
Hey all,

Wondering if anyone has had this scenario...


Client has Sharepoint Services 3.0 setup and running.

They have no FTP servers configured but could.

They have vendors sending them extremely large emails (60-80MB) but
we have exchange set to a 10MB attachment limit. Instead of opening up
the size limit they were thinking of either setting up a site in sharepoint
for client file exchange or an ftp server.

The issue is he does not want anonymous access so with both ftp or
sharepoint he would need to create user accounts for the vendors and
take great care in the lockdown of either. Seems ftp would be easier to
config than try and lock down the needed restrictions for outside
vendors on sharepoint.

Obviously both would require the correct CAL's or an External connector

Which would you choose?

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Wrong interpretation of Vendor

by razz2 In reply to They have vendors sending ...

Hey Tony,

Thanks for the ideas on this. We have implemented a file
transfer system/script on their web site for this at this

Just as a follow-up, these 'vendors' are not trying to sell
this client anything. Think of it as in construction. The
General Contractor puts out for bid sub-contractor items.
The subs that win the bids are then a critical part of the
building process and data exchange can be critical with
these subs. They are referred to as venders as they are
providing a service, not a physical product, to the general.
In this case the data exchange is critical to the general
getting it's job done and the subs are almost like divisions
of the company for this project.

Anyway, Thanks again for everyone's time.

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