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Are there any BAM file viewers that will work on authenticated ftp urls with username/password combination?

For example, something like this:

~/myfavouritebamviewer view ftp://username:password@my.ftp.site/file.bam

The reason why I am asking is because there may be cases where people want to query the bam files remotely and still keep the files secured, under minimal infrastructure requirements.

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closed as off topic by jonsca, nico, Rory M Jun 12 '12 at 20:14

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is it not possible to download the file locally? Or alternatively ssh onto your server? I don't know of any programs that are designed to negotiate with FTPs before viewing a file there –  Luke Jun 12 '12 at 14:49
    
The reason why I am asking is because there may be cases where people want to query the bam files remotely and still keep the files secured. –  149781-32509185 Jun 12 '12 at 15:45
    
Ok, I see. It would be useful if you could 'preview' a file this way, but I'm not sure it's possible. The easiest way I can see is keeping a BAM viewer on your server, and using a SSH client to view in the terminal –  Luke Jun 12 '12 at 16:16
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This is more of a question about the software than the biological end of it. As such, I think it is off-topic. –  jonsca Jun 12 '12 at 19:28
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Also, you should really accept some answers –  nico Jun 12 '12 at 19:32

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