Airport Extreme: Share files over HTTP?

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  1. ppc_michael, May 11, 2012
    Last edited: May 11, 2012

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    ppc_michael

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    I have an Airport Extreme. If I plug a hard drive into it, is there some way I can access those files outside of my network over HTTP for things like sharing files with clients? The "Share Disks Over WAN" option doesn't seem to do this.

    I know the AE seems to run NetBSD, so maybe there's some hack to get Apache up and running on it?

    Currently I just host the files on my Mac, and that's fine, but it would just be cool if I could do this directly from the Airport.
     
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    The Airport Extreme cannot share files via HTTP and it does not run NetBSD. It runs a custom Apple designed firmware.
     
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    While it doesn't run NetBSD, it does run a highly customized and encrypted version of BSD. There is no way to add functionality to the base firmware without Apple adding it. Thus far, Apple hasn't added HTTP connectivity.
     

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