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From Owen Boyle <>
Subject Re: Virtual directory for remote machine
Date Thu, 31 Jan 2002 10:24:22 GMT
> Valentina Rozov wrote:
> Hi,
> How can I create a virtual directory (alias) in apache, mapped to a
> physical directory on another machine in the local net, as I can map
> in IIS, for example: \\172.xx.xx.xx\d$\temp. In IIS defining of such a
> directory requires filling of domain, username and password (when
> defining or when trying to open it). In apache I cannot find the way
> to define this and when I try to connect this virtual directory I get
> an error of "access forbidden".

Can your server mount the remote disk? If so, just mount it then make
sure the path to it is under the document root and allowed. In other
words, mount the disk at a filesystem level thus letting apache see it -
rather than asking apache to make the mount.


Owen Boyle.

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