I'm looking for a free & open source file sharing solution that could be installed an on-premise server of my company.

Ideally, the solution would meet these requirements:

  • Handle easily 1Gb files up & down.
  • Can provide shared "virtual" drive on the network, to be used by scanners for instance.
  • Not necessairly having to edit the files on the server.
  • Has a decent active community.
  • Written in java, python, but not php.
  • Ability to create share link.
  • Can be connected to LDAP service.
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    For web or desktop ? With login or 'public' ? Encrypted ? Is it supposed to send links after upload ? Shall files expire ? For which OS ? Which language ? Php ? What makes a file big ? 500mb ? 1 Petabyte ?
    – Marged
    Jan 23, 2016 at 20:45
  • We will need much more information to give good recommendations here. Please take a look at What is required for a question to contain "enough information"? Then please edit your question and see if you can incorporate some of these improvements. Having done that, you can request your question to be re-opened of course.
    – Izzy
    Jan 23, 2016 at 22:59

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Have a look at owncloud. It is open source and can install on premise.

According to your requirements:

  • A requirement was not written in PHP.
    – jzonthemtn
    Apr 8, 2017 at 17:56
  • Requirement was changed after the answer. See the edit history. In the original it was "or php".
    – kenchew
    Apr 8, 2017 at 18:00

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