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Visual SourceSafe on FTP folder

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I am jointly developing software with an associate in a different location.  We coordinate by email.  Recently, he put up an ftp site with a folder intended to hold a VSS data base we both would share.  Anyone know how I can use the FTP folder with VSS?  In other words, We'd like to run VSS and open the web-shared database for our source control.

I've looked in to Web Folders, but the wizard indicates the folder must be http.  There is no real documentation on web folders I can find.

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agriggs earned 300 total points
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If you want to spend some $$, purchase Source OffSite from SourceGear corporation.  It will do exactly what you want it to do.  I have used it over a dialup line, and the performance is great.  Over higher speed internet lines, you will probably get better performance than VSS over a LAN, because of their efficient protocol.

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by:vindevogel
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If he's put it up on a FTP (probably using IIS), try it on the HTTP folder ...

Otherwise, consider a VPN.
Using W2K, it's pretty easy to set up, and give you what you need.
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aqriggs,  We've considered that, and will go to that if we have to.  Wanted to try the cheap way first, especially since the site is supported by our client.  A solution built just for this purpose definitely has its appeal.

vindevogel,  HTTP is the next thought.  I'll have to get the website manager to set that up.

Thanks for the help.  Any more ideas, guys?  Anyone know how to map the ftp folder, so that I can use what is being offered?
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by:vindevogel
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john_price ... you can even setup IIS that the ftp folder and http folder are the same ...
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