FileListing

dreamobjects

#1

I am using an alias URL for DreamObjects

http://alis.myowndomain.org/

So I have hyperlinks on my website going to

http://alis.myowndomain.org/1.mp4
http://alis.myowndomain.org/2.mp4
http://alis.myowndomain.org/3.mp4

How can make my dreamObjects bucket
show a nicely formatted web page of all the
mp4 files when someone goes to
http://alis.myowndomain.org/

If that is not possible,how do I hide the XML file that shows in the browser
when someone goes to http://alis.myowndomain.org/

(The domain name of http://alis.myowndomain.org/ is fictitious and for illustrative purposes only)


#2

We are working on improvements to DreamObjects which could be of use in this situation and appreciate the feedback.

Until then, if you set the bucket permissions to “private”, it will disallow showing an index, but the files inside it will continue to show just the same (assuming they were public before). That’s what I would recommend in the meantime.

For example, here is a public and private bucket:

http://publictest.objects.dreamhost.com/

http://privatetest.objects.dreamhost.com/

This setting can be changed here:


#3

That is a major drawback about using DreamObjects.

I have meeting videos that I have to make over 100 direct links to and add them to my website.

When we used to be allowed to store files on our websites, I would simply made a htaccess file and it would automatically build an index web page

HeaderName header.html
ReadmeName footer.html
IndexIgnore .html
IndexIgnore favicon.ico
IndexIgnore favicon.gif
IndexIgnore logs
IndexOptions +NameWidth=

IndexOptions +FancyIndexing
IndexOptions +FoldersFirst

Seriously … if you want people to store files on DreamObjects this something that is really needed.

Thanks for listening.


#4

We appreciate the feedback. The load balancers and the Ceph RADOS gateways aren’t running apache, so using the .htaccess specific code wouldn’t work in this case.

To clarify, generating a .html file and uploading it to DreamObjects to host is possible, just not to have it auto load it like an “index.html” file (or whatever default index page) when visiting “alis.myowndomain.org”. For example, I made a sample html page and uploaded it to the publictest bucket.

http://publictest.objects.dreamhost.com/ - will show just the xml output.

http://publictest.objects.dreamhost.com/index.html - will show you html page with clickable links.

So if you have code to generate the html page and upload it, and don’t mind linking people specifically to the .html page created, this is a possible workaround.


#5

thank you