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Old 06-06-2014, 11:23 AM   #1
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Red face Mounting remote .iso image hosted in http server


I was trying to mount an iso image hosted on remote http server using the mount command. And i failed to so.

"mount -o loop http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/images/abcd.iso /mnt"

is their any way to do so?
 
Old 06-06-2014, 11:40 AM   #2
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Hi. This worked for us: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ml#post5171357
(don't know about the server part) hope it helps.

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Old 06-06-2014, 12:04 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply :)

Thanks for your reply. I just tried your link. Unfortunately that is also not working for me .
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There is a application(open source) written in c only for windows. But that is not working for me either. Actuality I'm trying to mount that image and want to extract some files from iso, instead of downloading the whole big file.

Anyway Thanks again
 
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I don't know enough on the topic but it sounds like for file access over a server of that caliber would only be specialized?
Many .iso's have availability to files as mirrors tho e.g: https://www.debian.org/mirror/list
 
Old 06-06-2014, 12:20 PM   #5
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I don't know enough on the topic but it sounds like for file access over a server of that caliber would only be specialized?
Many .iso's have availability to files as mirrors tho e.g: https://www.debian.org/mirror/list
Still, you'd have to download the file. Per the above site:

Use the site closest to you for the fastest downloads possible whether it is a primary or secondary site. The program netselect can be used to determine the site with the least latency; use a download program such as wget or rsync for determining the site with the most throughput. Note that geographic proximity often isn't the most important factor for determining which machine will serve you best.

So you can use http to wget the file, or rsync, but not mount. I just don't think http will allow for that.
 
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Yes, it's like extracting a .tar file on a server you would need access to do so.
 
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Smile Thanks for your reply :)

Yes that might be the limitation of http protocol. Let me elaborate little more, In my office all machines are running in windows 7. form one machine i tried to mount an image located in another machine's hard drive(in pure graphical way). And i succeeded in that. I don't know what protocol dose this windows explorer is using. Trying to do that same over http.

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So the office probably has a shareable network like homegroup and the WWW you would need to remote desktop it, again I'm useless on the most server topics.
 
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So the office probably has a shareable network like homegroup and the WWW you would need to remote desktop it, again I'm useless on the most server topics.
Thanks everyone for replying to my post, never had such experiences with any other online forums. And it is so positive. Feeling proud as a part of this forum.

NO http and remote desktop access is needed to do so, . just share a drive(source drive) with the group "everyone" and give read/write permission. I will check what protocol in use to accomplish such task by windows explorer by using wireshark.
 
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They did this back in the day with httpfs... http://httpfs.sourceforge.net/

Which allowed you to mount the iso and explore it as if it were downloaded, because of the table of contents. Might still work, or there might be something newer. But this is the only thing i've used.

edit: and a quick search of httpfs on linuxquestions says that this has already been mentioned here http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ssible-802228/
 
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Old 06-06-2014, 04:32 PM   #11
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Not sure why I think this but I feel that there is a way to use webdav.

This for ftp but it can be expanded for more security. http://linuxconfig.org/mount-remote-...nux-filesystem

Barracudaserver had a way to allow access to web pages that could be mounted.

Might be a way to use iscsi.

Some of the newer ideas from Amazon and maybe Oracle.
 
  


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