Wrote a little script to archive the Fwink webcam images here at the Columbus, NM library. It plus Python's built-in web server make for a simple solution under the constraints in place here with regard to platforms and operating systems. I'm running it under Cygwin. I had to run the following two commands while ssh'd into the server to get the two scripts to run from the Startup folder:

$ cmd
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
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C:\cygwin\home\server>assoc .py=PythonFile assoc .py=PythonFile .py=PythonFile

C:\cygwin\home\server>ftype PythonFile=\cygwin\bin\python2.4.exe "%1" ftype PythonFile=\cygwin\bin\python2.4.exe "%1" PythonFile=\cygwin\bin\python2.4.exe "%1"

Then a reboot now after exiting back into the Bash prompt completed the test... a few minutes later the damned thing was back online with the camera clicking away, the archiver archiving, and the server on port 8000 making the images available. It's not even remotely secure, but it's firewalled pretty well from the outside world.

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