"I recently got fed up with using the usual shared-directories
mechanism to implement file sharing. Not only are there too many
permissions to define at the administrator level, it also requires
all the actions for sharing files among different operating
systems. And what if you have just an Internet connection? Sure you
can use email or FTP, but those aren't exactly elegant
"I finally made up my mind to use PHP instead. I wrote a PHP
file-sharing program that did all this..."