[OT] Deciding about On-Rev

Phil Davis revdev at pdslabs.net
Tue Apr 21 01:16:59 EDT 2009

Colin Holgate wrote:
> What does SSH give you that you don't get with the secure disk image 
> access?

Hi Colin,

I assume when you say "secure disk image access" you're talking about 
WebDAV, which is what on-rev offers.

In a nutshell:
- SSH gives you the ability to execute any line command known to the 
server. You have a user account on the server and can log into it and do 
whatever you know how to do via the command line, including the setting 
of server properties, the running of scripts, etc.

- WebDAV lets you mount a server-side folder on your computer as though 
it were an external HD, and you can use it like one (except 
upload/download speeds are are subject to your internet connection 
speed, unlike an external HD!). So WebDAV's functionality is limited to 
file services, but you have a GUI for it.

I wish on-rev had SSH. However, its absence is partially compensated for 
by the power of Rev code in irev pages, if indeed the server version of 
Rev will give us abilities like those of the desktop versions to sense 
and control similar kinds of things.
Phil Davis

PDS Labs
Professional Software Development

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