I have successfully used S3Fox Organizer with the current “littles3” source code. S3Fox Organizer is a Firefox extension which provides a simple interface for managing files with Amazon S3. To get it to work, I needed to control the resolving of “http://s3.amazonaws.com”, which is the URL that S3Fox Organizer is coded to use. I edited my machines “hosts” file, C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts on Windows, to have s3.amazonaws.com resolve to 127.0.0.1, localhost. I have “littles3” running within Tomcat. I have it running as the “ROOT” application so that there is no application context. I also have Apache running with mod_jk connecting to Tomcat.
This definitely takes advanced skills to get running and “littles3” isn’t complete yet, but this is a good integration test. The current “littles3” source code has ACL support now. It still needs to implement metadata and the ability to “provision” user accounts. But it is at a personally usable state now.