NEED HELP: Personal Web Sharing

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by djearlybird, Oct 21, 2007.

  1. djearlybird macrumors regular

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    I have an external hard drive that I want to share over the web to other family members (pictures and stuff). How can I add a link to my iMac's "Personal Web Page" that would enable others to access it through http://..... Thanks!
     
  2. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2003/05/16/web_files.html?page=last&x-maxdepth=0 Option 2 is what you want.

    Now to get into that hidden folder you can just go into macintosh HD then click the go menu at the top then "go to folder" and type in /etc/httpd/ Also make sure you make a copy of the file..and you will need to change the permissions on it as i recall to change it. Just change it back to what it was when your done. :) We can help more if you can't figure out it out.
     
  3. djearlybird thread starter macrumors regular

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    1st off, thanks for the help! I wanted to try it with something simple 1st, so i tried my itunes. however when I go on the web and access the page, it says not found. Any clue where i am going wrong, here is the alias part of the .conf file............


    #
    Alias /icons/ "/usr/share/httpd/icons/"
    Alias /itunes/ "/Users/johndoe/Documents/Music/Itunes/"

    <Directory "/usr/share/httpd/icons">
    Options Indexes MultiViews
    AllowOverride None
    Order allow,deny
    Allow from all
    </Directory>

    <Directory "/Users/johndoe/Documents/Music/Itunes/">
    Options Indexes MultiViews
    AllowOverride None
    Order allow,deny
    Allow from all
    </Directory>
     
  4. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Nov 13, 2003
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    I think thats just permissions problems I tried the same thing doesn't work for that folder. But if you create a new folder in the root of my home directory with read permissions for EVERYONE then it works fine. And then for getting to a volume i just tested this:

    Alias /test/ "/volumes/Data/test/"

    <Directory "/volumes/Data/test/">
    Options Indexes MultiViews
    AllowOverride None
    Order allow,deny
    Allow from all
    </Directory>

    Works just great. :) And the volume in this case is "Data" as you could have guessed which is my second internal drive is called. Hope this helps.
     
  5. djearlybird thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks for all your help, mission accomplished :D
     

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