Alternative to iDisk?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by gundam, Nov 5, 2003.

  1. macrumors member

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    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?
     
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    mac15

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    Just buy some cheap FTP space , or use CDs or something?
     
  3. macrumors member

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    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.
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    alternative to 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
     
  5. macrumors member

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    Re: alternative to idisk

    iDisk without a .Mac account

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

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    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!
     

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