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Oliver (formerly "WebShare") is a PHP-based FTP front-end, released under the GPL. It allows people to access files normally only available via FTP, effectively providing users with a complete Web-based file management system that, if SSL is enabled on the Web server, uses a single secure connection. This makes it far simpler to use through a firewall. At present, Oliver has only been tested with ProFTPd and PureFTPd but it should work with many others.

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Last announcement

No Longer Supported 14 Jul 2013 21:36

This project is no longer supported.

Recent releases

  •  21 Jul 2010 02:45

    Release Notes: Spaces in filenames have been causing problems when downloading files. This should now be fixed.

    •  03 Jun 2010 14:52

      Release Notes: A long overdue update that should fix all of the issues that have arisen as a result of new versions of PHP. Downloads are now pass-through where possible, which improves speed. The configuration file now overrides a set of defaults, making maintenance and upgrading simpler. A check.php script is included that catches common misconfiguration problems.

      •  24 Jun 2005 17:37

        Release Notes: This release adds Czech, Bulgarian, and Japanese translations. Syslog or flat file logging of logins has been added. Files now have "direct links" associated with them. These are simple URLs that reference the file directly and may be distributed to valid users, for example as a link in an email. HTTP authentication is used to validate the users in this case. To aid upgrading, a simple Perl script,, has been including that helps to migrate config settings.

        •  10 Jan 2005 16:44

          Release Notes: Many bugs, including those resulting in PHP warnings, have been fixed. Sessions now have a configurable timeout. More languages were added, so Dutch, English, French, German, and Portuguese (Brazil) are now supported. Extra configuration options were included.

          •  12 Jul 2004 16:56

            Release Notes: Language enhancements were made, so the program now supports English, French, German, and Portuguese. You may now allow users to select their desired language upon login. A bug in the file-download code, which could result in exhausting the PHP memory limit, has been fixed.


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