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Re: Samba and web pages

 I take all this back.  I just think it is a limitation of some small 
snippet of both server and client code... 

On 3/6/08, Kristian Erik Hermansen <[hidden email]> wrote: 
> 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 
> possible... 
> 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. 
> > 
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