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 Post subject: Creating a local drive using ftp/webspace?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2004 2:24 pm 
Little Foot
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Ok... bear with me as I try to explain what Im looking to do...

Ive got webspace galore via my webhosts and an ftp server I run. I also have a laptop that I use for business for travelling on the road. Now its against business policy to have any "Non-Business Related" programs installed on company pc's.

What Im hoping to do is find something that will allow me to use webspace / ftp space (which I have direct control of the server of for most) as a local drive I can essentially "Attach/Connect" and "Detach/Disconnect" as needed when needing to install and run such "Non-Business Related" applications.

Now, VPN is out of the question as many of the hotels I stay in have firewalls that restrict this. Also, Im well aware of removable / portable media (external drives, usb keys, etc) and would like to explore this option before spending any more $$$...

So how bout it.... is it possible??

Thanks in advance!!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2004 2:36 pm 
Smithfield
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hrmmmmmm.

::strokes beard::

I dunno, its probably been done (mounting an ftp connection as a directory) but its probably not worth the time and trouble. You'd probably be better off with an external drive.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2004 7:06 pm 
Little Foot
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aw... its def worth the time..... external drive=$$$ and heavier laptop bag... online server space used as local drive=no $$$ and lighter laptop bag...

no one?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2004 4:19 am 
Little Foot
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Try mapping a drive. The path would be ftp://yourftp.com/apps

I know a shortcut on your desktop can point to an ftp address, but I've never tried mapping a drive.

I would assume that, in order for your programs to work correctly, a mapped drive would be essential.


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