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Internal links to Windows shares [message #163948] Tue, 14 December 2010 13:14 Go to next message
tw_nick   United States
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Is there a way to include a hyperlink to a shared file on a network drive? I've tried a variety of syntax approaches, using the URL tags, but nothing has proved successful as of yet.

Let's say I want to include a link in a message to a file on a server with the path:

\\server1\folder1\subfolder2\filename.xls

How can I link to it from post? Also, if it affects the answer, sometimes the path may include blank spaces...

Thanks!

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icon6.gif  Re: Internal links to Windows shares [message #163949 is a reply to message #163948] Tue, 14 December 2010 20:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
The Witcher is currently offline  The Witcher   United States
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Do you mean, like a link included in a message , like that?

[url=http://cvs.prohost.org/index.php][color=red] a link included in a message [/color][/url]


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Re: Internal links to Windows shares [message #163951 is a reply to message #163949] Tue, 14 December 2010 21:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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No, not a link to a web page or site, but to a file on a server, accessible via a file share. The format I indicated in the original post is accurate. If I enter the link in that format directly into my address bar, the download file prompt appears.
Re: Internal links to Windows shares [message #163953 is a reply to message #163951] Wed, 15 December 2010 15:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You cannot for security reasons link a local file via HTML, the only way to serve a file that is not in your webservers working directories is by serving it via a PHP function. This is a "limitation" in HTML and something you cannot work around other than coding a PHP file similair to the getfile.php that is used to serve attachments on the forum.

The easy answer: It is impossible to do and not something we/you can tweak fudforum to do


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Re: Internal links to Windows shares [message #163954 is a reply to message #163953] Wed, 15 December 2010 15:19 Go to previous message
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You could code a PHP file that you place in your webserver directory that you can give GET input, for example, the URL could be like this:

[url=www.yourforum.com/deliverfile.php?name=filename.xls]filename.xls[/url]

This is not a good sollution though, a much better sollution to make your local file accessible from the web would be to create a CRON job that scans your directory for files that needs to be made public and then copy those files to a folder accessible by the webserver.


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