iDisk and Windows

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  1. DougJrS macrumors regular

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    I have a Windows 2000 computer at work and I have my Mac at home. Can I use my iDisk to share files? I read that with Win XP that you can download a program to do it, but nothing for Win2k. I looked at the web file share, but I dont want my files to be available to everyone.

    Is there a way to use my iDisk with Win2k and not have all my document be public?

    Thanks,
    Doug
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    All the Windows XP iDisk "utility" does is map a drive, simple as that. On your W2K box just go and map a drive as you normally would, for the path enter "\\idisk.mac.com\dotmacusername", and authenticate with your .Mac credentials.
     
  3. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Personally, I'd set up ftp and/or ssh.
     
  4. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    You cannot ftp or ssh to .Mac space.
     
  5. tomf87 macrumors 65816

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    I just realized the .Mac's 250MB is just a sum of iDisk and Mail. It's a shame you cannot move the ratio one way or the other, say 200MB iDisk and 50MB Mail.

    This is just another reason that this is a tough purchase. Oh well...
     
  6. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    You can, go to mac.com and edit your account settings.
     
  7. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    I'm sorry, I always keep things too short. If the user wants to share files (which is all I think he wants to do, correct me if I'm wrong) I'd set up ssh and ftp on his personal mac and forget about .mac. I think it would be a lot easier.
     
  8. DougJrS thread starter macrumors regular

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    Not working

    It didn't work to map the drive. I think that the firewall here at work is preventing it. Darn!!! I am not sure if I want to tackle trying ssh or ftp. I think that I will be content with sending the file back and forth with email.

    (man - haveing the iDisk at work would be realllllly coooool! - oh well :( )

    Thanks,
    Doug
     
  9. kgarner macrumors 68000

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    Not sure what you've tried so far, but the following article got it working for me at work.

    Link
     
  10. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Especially if he has a dynamic IP address at home :rolleyes:
     
  11. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    If your employer wont budge on the blocking (like many of my clients do), I find Yahoo!'s briefcase is a nice free subsitute.
     
  12. DavidLeblond macrumors 68020

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    www.dyndns.org

    I use to run my webpage from my PC at home using dynamic ip up until my service gave me a static one. Never had a problem with it.

    I also use the server as storage and occasionally email.
     
  13. Savage Henry macrumors 65816

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    yea .. them faschists at my place block my access as well ....


    Stupid Flanders :mad:
     
  14. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Speaking of corporate/business networks blocking stuff, you GOTTA read this.
     
  15. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Dyndns.org is a good service, but I'm partial to http://www.no-ip.com/ . I use their program that updates my ip address with the dns every hour (or whatever increment you want).
     
  16. Savage Henry macrumors 65816

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    I actually laughed outloud at the Lemark rant (but then I have had a bad day) ... amd the "How It Works" flow chart I believe was inspired by the slightly less graphic policy we have at work (The Intraweb for the Modern Business, c.1987)
     
  17. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Good "article" isn't it? :D We have Websense filtering at work, it sucks :(
     
  18. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    I am well aware of the dynamic IP services. My point was that the grapes was somehow implying that running a home FTP/SSH server is easier than using the .mac drive mapping method, which I would maybe agree if the IP is static.

    Anyways. Hopefully the Doug found something that works for him.
     

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