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Old 01-24-2003, 01:56 PM   #1
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Question mount web folder?


Is it possible to mount via http a web folder/drive, similar as you are able to do in Windows via the Map Network Drive>Create a Shortcut to a Web Folder or FTP Site?

I'm looking at the man mount document and that doesn't seem quite right, though close. Help appreciated.

Keith
 
Old 01-24-2003, 02:35 PM   #2
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I don't think the mount command is going to work, that's mainly (solely?) for disk partition and devices. You can create shortcuts to websites/ftp sites on your desktop if that's what you want. I think I may be misunderstanding what you want to do though...

Samba will let you mount windows networked drives.

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Old 01-24-2003, 03:03 PM   #3
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I think you missed it, though pardon me if I'm wrong. They want to duplicate W2K/OSX functionality.

However I've been told they want to do it on a Solaris box, not Linux, so I've moved this over to the Solaris forum. But I'm such a newbie any points in the correct direction are vastly appreciated.

Please let me be more explicit.

It's possible, given the correct privileges/rights to create a shortcut to the folder, not the local network - not just a link to a page, but actually acting if it was a mounted drive by doing the following:

using Windows 2000

My Computer
Map Network Drive
select "Web Folder or FTP Site"
Network Wizard opens
enter address: http://www.xxx.xxx/xxx/xxxxfoldername
click on next
log-in/pswd: xxx/xxx
dialog box changes to "Completing the Add Network"
click on finish
shared folder should open.
a shortcut to the folder is saved in "My Network Places"

using Appleshare/IP

Chooser (OS9) or Connect to Server (OSX)
click on Appleshare icon
click on Server IP Address
enter: xxx.xxx.com
log-in/pswd: xxx/xxx
folder mounts on dekstop.

At which point you can drag and drop files and they transfer via http. (which you can't do with a browser). The reason I thought of mount was it's basically a virtual path to another machine. It's already stumped a couple of people who are more experienced than I, so I'm really interested in what forum members have to say.

Regards,

Keith
 
Old 01-24-2003, 03:08 PM   #4
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Yeah, I get it. That's what you would use samba for, if you wanted access to a win box. I'm not sure of the unix - unix equivilant though...I'll leave this one to the experts as you said.
 
Old 01-24-2003, 03:48 PM   #5
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If your on the same network as the web server on the Solaris machine, you could use NFS to mount shares out if the webserver is using a Unix OS.
 
Old 01-24-2003, 04:04 PM   #6
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Thanks.

No, not same network.

Samba may be the solution, I was hoping for something resident that I could describe to a non-technical user over the phone - as with the above steps.

Again,

I appreciate your replies.

Keith
 
Old 01-24-2003, 04:15 PM   #7
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Are you talking about an http "upload" I wasn't even aware that the protocol allowed that. It's quite possible that windows and osx are actually doing that via ftp in the background though I could be way off.

If you think Samba would be what you need, it's available for Solaris and runs just as good there as it does in Linux and I think Sun even has a place on their website to download Samba binaries packaged for Solaris.

Honestly though I'm really confused as to what it is that the mac and the win box are doing, guess I can fire up the roomie's XP box and see if I can do the same thing.
 
Old 01-24-2003, 04:52 PM   #8
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I believe it's ftp if that's specified in the url, or http if that is specified.

If you're testing it with http, make sure the folder on the server you're going to has browse permissions, or it won't work. (by default you have to turn this on with W2K server).

Keith
 
Old 01-24-2003, 07:09 PM   #9
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If you're using KDE then you can use KIO slaves to do this. Just enter in konqueror

ftp://userassword@machine/path

if you want to mount it at the kernel level get LUFS (lufs.sf.net) and look into sshfs and ftpfs.
 
  


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