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gundam
Nov 5, 2003, 09:33 PM
I'm really keen on the convenience of something like iDisk, but I don't think the .Mac subscription is worth it. [I have no desire to start using a new email address, I carry a palm and never need to check contacts or calendar online, I don't need to make webpages with those templates and I don't think the risk of viruses is that great. As for the storage space, I already pay for a webhosting account that has a bigger storage allowance]. So is there any alternative to iDisk, besides just FTP'ing to my hosting account?

mac15
Nov 5, 2003, 10:25 PM
Just buy some cheap FTP space , or use CDs or something?

besson3c
Nov 5, 2003, 11:44 PM
iDisk is just a WebDAV remote volume/folder. You can even trick OS X into treating your own WebDAV volume/folder as an iDisk.

Nothing magical about iDisk.

metamorph
Dec 20, 2003, 12:33 PM
Originally posted by besson3c
iDisk is just a WebDAV remote volume/folder. You can even trick OS X into treating your own WebDAV volume/folder as an iDisk.

Nothing magical about iDisk.

hi

i'm very interested in your trick. how can i trick OS X into treating my own WebDAV volume/folder as an iDisk?

thanks for your answer

simon

besson3c
Dec 20, 2003, 12:39 PM
Originally posted by metamorph
hi

i'm very interested in your trick. how can i trick OS X into treating my own WebDAV volume/folder as an iDisk?

thanks for your answer

simon

iDisk without a .Mac account (http://www.drijf.net/dototto/wwwmac.html)

works just fine! You can use Apple's Backup software with your Pseudo .Mac server too.

mrjamin
Dec 21, 2003, 08:19 AM
i have a heap of junk PC which i've installed redhat on - i keep all my work on it so i can access it from anywhere via http/ftp/ssh. I've not tried the webdav & idisk combo but have a webdav volume for publishing/subscribing to my calendar.

Mozilla Calendar on windows works a treat with iCal!