Need a network file system with Windows client and freeBSDserver
Andrew L. Gould
algould at datawok.com
Wed Jul 14 11:38:11 PDT 2004
On Wednesday 14 July 2004 12:30 pm, Artem Kuchin wrote:
> > Authorized Windows users mount "web folders", which appear as drive
> > letters. The use of SSL protects the username/password as well as
> > the content in transit.
> Um.. what do you mean by 'mount web folders'? Can you really
> mount it as a driver letter? How to do it in webdav? (i suppose you
> are using web_dav module for apache, right?) I don't think is it
> too traffic intensive and i'd like to try it.
Oops, my mistake -- the web folder will not appear as a drive; but will
appear under "My Network Places" using a name/description created by
the user. You can drag and drop files to and from the web folder
Mounting web folders (webdav protocol) in Windows 2K Pro or XP:
1. Open My Computer or Windows Explorer (not Internet Explorer).
2. From the menu, select Tools/Map Network Drive.
3. In the "Map Network Drive" window, below the "Reconnect at logon"
checkbox, you'll find:
Connect using a different user name.
Create a shortcut to a Web folder or FTP site.
The words "Web folder or FTP site." is a link. Click on it to begin the
"Add network Place Wizard."
As for server-side information -- webdav and ssl modules are included in
the default Apache2 installation using the ports system.
Web server user authentication:
I can't seem to find the SSL certificate how-to I used; but I'm sure you
can google your way through this part.
Note: KDE's konqueror is the only easy-to-use webdav client that I've
found for *nix.
Best of luck,
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