Question 1. Testing it on my system, https: requests go to the same folder that http: requests go to.
Question 2. Look at http://www.lugatgt.org/articles/apache/#toc_2_4
, or just do a google search for apache, and how to use htaccess. It seems like a pain,but htier are really just three or 4 steps involved.
Question 3. For accessing a win2k folder via apachie, what you'll need to do is install smbclient on the linux box, mount the folder using "mount -t smbfs -o username=YOUR_WINDOWS_USERNAME,password=THE_PASSWORD //WIN2K_IPADDRESS/SHARE /LOCAL_LINUX_MOUNT/MY_FOLDER" Of course the stuff in all caps is going to be changed for your needs. As far as mounting you can modify /etc/fstab (which you need to look up
) or just edit your /etc/rc.local script. Then you'll need to create symlinks to the windows folders under your /var/www/html folder, or just mount them strait to /var/www/ root (which I don't know if that's too good of an idea), and modify your /etc/https/conf/httpd.conf file to create another diectory. ---All this will take time for a newbie to learn, but if you separate the tasks of getting linux to mount a windows share, and then adding a folder to apache, you'll make things simple.