Jump to content

Welcome to MSFN Forum
Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more. This message will be removed once you have signed in.
Login to Account Create an Account


Photo

Alternative to Windows Sharing (with UNC path support)?

- - - - -

  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1
shae

shae

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 270 posts

Can anyone suggest a low-level alternative to Windows Sharing? Something that works just the same, UNC paths and all, but does correctly access management, login, and logout.

 

I'm fed up with the Windows default. It's always trouble and always cryptic. Alas, I cannot find any alternative and I suspect nothing of the sort exists.

 




How to remove advertisement from MSFN

#2
allen2

allen2

    Not really Newbie

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,812 posts

If it is for file sharing, there is least ftp but you'll need a tool to properly integrate it in the shell. Old IE (IE 6) and OS (2K,XP at least) could do this using iis ftp and typing  ftp://login:password@remoteserver/reltive_ftp_path in an explorer windows would allow to browser the remote as unc path would.



#3
shae

shae

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 270 posts

Fully integrated FTP might do, but just using FTP URLs, even where it works, is far from integrated. I'm after something that works, in terms of general interface, just like Microsoft Networking. Having \\server\path usable from any program for read or write.

 

Maybe something based around NFS exists? FreeNFS looks like it might be in that direction, but it's too minimal.

 


Edited by shae, 20 September 2013 - 03:42 PM.





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users



How to remove advertisement from MSFN