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From Tony Stevenson <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Apache, Windows XP, and mapped drives
Date Fri, 08 Jun 2007 22:02:59 GMT

Jim Owens wrote:
> Thanks, I appreciate your help. 

That's fine, but please keep the messages on the list for everyone's 

> You suggest that if I follow your instructions, I could then use, for
> example,
> Unfortunately, the "" I want to get files from is not running
> an http service, and would refuse this request.

Then I am confused, what is Apache for? does not refer to the location your will try and gain access 
to with Apache. 
I merely said that if was the website you had configured in 
Apache, then using my suggested configuration, 
would be the same as \\yourserver\topshare

[1]  =  your website address (i.e.
[2] topshare = the name of the windows share (the name of the share)
[3] yourserver = the name of the server where share is located.

I will repeat my suggested config below with some annotations, maybe 
this will help clear it up for you.

<-- Config Example Starts Here -->

Alias /topshare //server1/topshare
# This line will instruct Apache to use "//server1/topshare" when users attempt to go to /topshare
on your website.

<Directory "//server1/topshare">
Order deny,allow
Allow from all
Options indexes
# These 5 lines basically set the few basic required permissions, and options 
# you would need to allow Apache to show a directory listing of "//server1/topshare"

<-- Config Example Ends Here -->

If you place these in your appropriate server or vhost configuration it 
should work fine (as long as you change the paths to match your environment

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