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Old 11-02-2006, 02:04 AM   #1
JonBL
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Using FC5 as a Windows Executable Download Server


We have our FC5 box set up as a http server for our home LAN. From a WinXP box on the network, we can use Firefox to navigate to document and image files on the FC5 box after starting httpd. We want to be able to serve Windows executables in the same way, so that they can be run to perform installs under WinXP.

I've downloaded a WinXP executable to the FC5 box in a directory under /var/www/html. From the WinXP box, we can navigate to the directory, but can't see the executable. If I copy it as a file of another extension, we can see the copy.

How do I set up our FC5 box so that downloaded .exe files are visable and installable from our WinXP boxes? Any doco someone can point me to?

TIA,
Jon

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Old 11-02-2006, 07:00 PM   #2
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Can't it serve as ftp server?
 
Old 11-03-2006, 02:54 AM   #3
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I don't want to use FTP for this. For the WinXP user, I want this to look similar to what happens during a download from a web site, using a browser.
 
Old 11-04-2006, 12:45 AM   #4
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You can use some webFTP (maybe using php or cgi or other) like most mirror sites like this site that shows everything on the browser. And i think it is buit in apache that comes with FC5.
check this site for examle:

http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/deskt....16.0/sources/


I don't know how to do it with apache but i think it should be easy..
If you couldn't I think i have a php file somewhere that will do the same (i get it after a search on google). I can get it for You if that what You want.
 
Old 11-06-2006, 05:46 AM   #5
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Thanks, Circassian, for your suggestions. But I still don't know why I can't see the .exe file from a WinXP browser session, while I can see its copy as some other extension.

Is this a server-side issue, or is the WinXP client browser session preventing me from seeing the .exe file? Any insight appreciated on this issue!

Regards,
Jon
 
Old 11-06-2006, 06:56 AM   #6
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I would say its because of Windozze because they're not showing it for security reasons..
It's just a guess
 
  


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