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Re: Socket or not

by FloydATC (Chaplain)
on Nov 28, 2010 at 07:29 UTC ( #874076=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Socket or not

The problem here seems to be not the upload/download part but the triggering of some conversion process at odd hours. Why not solve this simply by programming a tiny service/daemon that polls the input directory every N seconds for new data and then simply converts it into the output directory and goes back to sleep for another cycle? The techs could upload a bunch of files and then create an agreed-upon file named "convert.txt" to trigger the conversion process.

Problem solved, no security issues.

I would even go as far as to hint towards Powershell if politics is an issue, many Windows admins are more comfortable with using that cra^H^H^Hlanguage because they (incorrectly ofcourse) believe the code is easier to read than Perl.

-- Time flies when you don't know what you're doing

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