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Re: Samba and web pages

 >From my understanding of Apache, it appears that your request would be 
intercepted if you had the right config options and return the 
contents of an index page.  However, smb is not a protocol for showing 
the contents of files.  You make a request for a file list and you get 
it back.  I don't believe samba has code to open a file and dump it to 
your browser for parsing.  Also, while using a smb client, even a 
browser shell, the app might not handle such a case when it is using 
smb://.  I have been wronf before though so feel free to educate me! 
It just seems that the two services offer dissimilar features; one 
serves files and the other serves directory listings which can then be 
selected for download.  Apache just happens to have a feature to show 
directory listings.  Hrmmm, b ut you never know.  I suppose it is 

On 3/6/08, Jerry Feldman <[hidden email]> wrote: 
> I'm using Samba to export a number of Linux directories locally. 
> However, when I open those directories in the browser, I get a 
> directory, as expected. Is there a way I can configure it such that the 
> browser brings up the index page? Alternatively, I could achieve what I 
> want by running Apache, but I don't want to do that. 
> -- 
> -- 
> Jerry Feldman <[hidden email]> 
> Boston Linux and Unix 
> PGP key id: 537C5846 
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