However, be aware that there were valid reasons why we decided to move away from the L-track option (which could have been ever so much easier to set up), which is only secure if there is a single permitted inputter to the files, as was the case for Tony.
Any other way of operating such a system is far too insecure to be sufficiently reliable over the long-term and is directly what predisposed us to Joomla (access is limited in the dangerous areas to just a handful of volunteers and is even 'shorn' of most of these during the 'active phases' !).
Also, the database is not emplaced in an open access environment - which is always dangerous.
I don't see why it has to be so insecure.
Mike's site operates by links to other sites. If each of our volunteers were to upload ltrack files to a free host such as hostrator to which each one has sole password access then it is very secure. Instead of linking to the current wide range of sites, all in different formats, Mike would link to our stored files in a uniform format and he would have secure control of all links from his site.
Sample of file stored on hostrator to which I have sole password access http://scottishtables.hostrator.com/...ghlandexperiment.txt
(This post was edited by PaulC on Aug 29, 2009, 10:52 AM)