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Re: Samba and web pages

    Date: Sat, 08 Mar 2008 02:03:22 -0500 
   From: MBR <[hidden email]> 

   Assuming I understand you correctly, you're just typing a directory path 
   into your browser's address bar, and you'd like some server along the 
   way to do the right magic so the index page is returned to the browser.   
   I don't believe this is possible.  Here's why. 

I think that what Jerry's asking for is that if you browse a directory 
that contains an index.html file that the browser open that file 
rather than provide a directory listing. 

For example, if there is a file /home/rlk/index.html, and I type 


into the browser, the browser should actually provide 

This doesn't need any server involvement or anything.  Whatever the 
merits or otherwise of this, it's something a browser could do on its own. 

   Jerry Feldman 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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