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From "Tony Stevenson" <t...@pc-tony.com>
Subject RE: [Fwd: Re: [users@httpd] Apache, Windows XP, and mapped drives]
Date Mon, 11 Jun 2007 14:30:49 GMT
On Mon, June 11, 2007 12:56 pm, Jim Owens wrote:
> I don't know how much this conversation will benefit the group, but I'll
> post it here as you suggest.
>
> I'm using Apache to serve a document library on a company intranet. Some
> of the files to which my "Online Library" provides links are on a shared
> resource called \\datastore\development.  The machine containing those
> files is not running Apache, IIS, or any other HTTP server. When it
> receives an HTTP request from a browser, it simply refuses the
> connection. Therefore I can't use
> "http://datastore/development/myfile.txt" as the link.
>
>
> Nor can I use "file://datastore/development/myfile.txt", for reasons
> explained earlier.
>
> What I can do is to map //datastore/development to a local drive, from
> which my Apache server can serve files, and provide an Alias to the local
> drive such as "dev_share". This allows me to link to the file as, say,
> http://MyApacheServer/dev_share/myfile.txt.

This is what I have been saying all along, at least 2 or 3 times.  Please
read what I say.

You can use alias, WITHOUT the need for a mapped network drive. i.e.

Alais /dev_share //datastore/development

You then need a directory block, something like this maybe,

<Directory "//datastore/development>
Order allow,deny
Allow from all
Options +indexes
</Directory>

Then if you go to http://yourapacheserver/dev_share
this will display the contents of //datastore/development

Does this make sense?

These "links" you speak of, when you click on one, where does it attempt
to go to?  if you can modify the links to goto to the address above, they
should just fine.


>
>
> The issue I was having was with the network login that allows Apache
> access to the shared resource.
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tony Stevenson [mailto:tony@pc-tony.com]
> Sent: Fri 6/8/2007 6:15 PM
> To: users@httpd.apache.org
> Subject: [Fwd: Re: [users@httpd] Apache, Windows XP, and mapped drives]
>
>
>
> Re sent to the proper group this time.
>
>
> Jim Owens wrote:
>
>> Thanks, I appreciate your help.
>>
>>
>
> That's fine, but please keep the messages on the list for everyone's
> benefit.
>
>> You suggest that if I follow your instructions, I could then use, for
>> example, http://example.com/topshare.
>>
>> Unfortunately, the "example.com" 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?
> example.com does not refer to the location your will try and gain access to
> with Apache. I merely said that if example.com was the website you had
> configured in Apache, then using my suggested configuration,
> example.com/topshare would be the same as \\yourserver\topshare
>
> Where
> [1] example.com  =  your website address (i.e. www.apache.org)
> [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
> </Directory>
> # 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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