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cbk1994
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Jan 30, 2009, 01:31 PM
 
I'd like to start a server, and I'd like it to be accessible over the internet. Right now, I'm using Windows File Sharing on an iBook G4 running Leopard. I can access the Windows shares fine in the LAN network. I've forwarded ports 135-139 (I read somewhere these are the ports used). However, when trying to connect via \\my.ip.address.here\share from a Windows computer, it says that "The network path could not be found."

I set up the Apache server, a temporarily forwarded port 80, which worked perfectly. I can't find any reason why this won't work, unless I'm using the wrong port number or something, but everything I've read says port 139 (TCP/UDP).

Does anyone have any suggestions? I'd rather not use FTP because I'd like it to be seamless, without using an FTP client. It has to use Windows shares, because it needs to be accessed from Windows computers.

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Chris
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Jan 30, 2009, 01:54 PM
 
MacFUSE+MacFusion will let you mount an FTP server as a volume on OS X; there's probably something similar for Windows.
     
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Jan 30, 2009, 02:44 PM
 
Samba/WIndows shares are only available to that LAN without setting up a VPN.

I would suggest WebDAV.
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cbk1994  (op)
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Jan 30, 2009, 04:46 PM
 
Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
Samba/WIndows shares are only available to that LAN without setting up a VPN.

I would suggest WebDAV.
Hi-

I looked into WebDAV, and it sounds perfect. Only question is-how do I set it up? I'm not sure exactly what I need to download, if anything (e.g. does it come installed?).

If you can point me in the direction of a download, I'm sure I'll be able to set it up.

Thanks!
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Jan 30, 2009, 04:48 PM
 
It's not a simple GUI app you can just download and install, it's an Apache configuration. I would suggest Googliing "WebDAV Apache" or "WebDAV Apache OS X" until you find a tutorial that you like.
     
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Jan 30, 2009, 09:00 PM
 
If you are just wanting to share files, why not give Dropbox a try?
     
   
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