RE: Goofy Late Night Idea?

  • From: "Bruce McCartney" <bruce.mccartney@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <Ethan.Post@xxxxxx>, <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2005 21:55:29 -0700

I saw a demo of exactly this a while back using Oracle, XMLDB; which
supports access by http, ftp and webdav.  I haven't loaded myself; but there
is mention of a downloadable demo at


Bruce McCartney

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> Sent: January 27, 2005 8:19 PM
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> Subject: Goofy Late Night Idea?
> OK, so for whatever reason this thought just popped into my 
> head and I think it would be a pretty cool feature for a 
> database to have.
> # From a remote server you type...
> ftp server_name port
> # Then use normal ftp commands...
> cd resumes
> bin
> put 134564.doc
> bye
> Normally the file would be on a server someplace, but I am 
> thinking it would be cool if Oracle could expose a table, 
> such as RESUMES, as an ftp service/directory.  So when the 
> 'put' is done the file is stored in RESUMES table in the 
> database.  Basically it would be a Oracle owned ftp service 
> which allows you to use normal ftp commands from another 
> server to interact directly with an Oracle table by adding, 
> getting and removing files.
> I sure with a little code you could write something that 
> basically does this but it would be neat if it was something 
> your could just configure with a little DDL.
> Oh well, like I said, just a late night thought.
> --
> //


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