- Try out ldap authentication with Apache - does it support digest? Unfortunately no, should again review building modauthndbd with mysql support.
- Try setting up ldap to use mysql as a back end again - I did it once before but didn't find much use for it now I can fully appreciate the value that ldap brings to the table. Still, I use MySQL for so much it would make my life easier if I had a single back-end data store to manage
- Try out pure-ftpd - DONE - ran into an interesting issue, it requires some kernel capabilities - see this.
- Try out modproxyftp - DONE, unfortunately, you can't specify the username and password in the proxy url directive like this:
ProxyPass /ftp_proxy ftp://example:firstname.lastname@example.org
The browser requesting /ftp_proxy is prompted for a password. :-(
- Try out mod_ftp, an experimental Apache module
- Try out Apache2 xslt filter from sourceforge
- Try out a distributed file system using dav, modrewrite, modproxy, modcache, and maybe even PEAR's HTTPWebDAV_Server - kind of like a simpler mogileFS