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    Hi all,
    My target is to develop and online web site (intra-net / LAN) for our department manuals and standard operating procedures. One way is to simply make directories within web's root and link up all the files to pages BUT that can make the end user able to download the information
    My second goal is to secure this information as well. i.e. No one would be able to download this information to their system. Only Read-Only.
    Can you suggest a quick, simple solution ?

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    The "read-only" thing is tough, because once a file is sent to a browser,
    it's on the person's PC, whether you like it or not. So, technically, they've
    already done more than "read-only". Not every person would be so tech
    savvy that they could do something with the file, but nevertheless, it's there.

    If the files all happened to be PDF files, you could use PHP to serve the
    file as a PDF content-type, so they would not be able to determine the
    source of the file, but they could still copy it, giving it their own filename.

    No need to worry about anyone erasing or overwriting your files, because they
    would not know where they came from. Only you would know the directory.
    But you would have to be able to use PHP scripting. If your server is only ASP,
    then you would have to program using that.

    Since you're dealing with an "intranet / LAN" departmental system, you
    could assume that the security issues would be a moot point. Anyone
    working at the company, internally, on the intranet, is an employee, and
    most likely, already logged into the system?

    What are the file type(s) you will be providing?



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