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
Map Network Drive
select "Web Folder or FTP Site"
Network Wizard opens
enter address: http://www.xxx.xxx/xxx/xxxxfoldername
click on next
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"
Chooser (OS9) or Connect to Server (OSX)
click on Appleshare icon
click on Server IP Address
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.