7 Replies Latest reply on Aug 6, 2006 3:14 PM by jtharveyjr

    small Intranet issue

    jtharveyjr Level 1

      I am attempting to set a simple home Intranet. The issue is I am having difficulty getting the hyperlink files to react correctly. (ok, I admit I am rusty with coding)

      I want to be able to have a single Intranet page with links to files located on various afp shares that are housed on the same serer. For some reason the syntax file:///directory/myfile is not resolving.

      Any suggestions? Any templates from someone that has done something similar?

      Thanks in advance!
        • 1. Re: small Intranet issue
          Level 7
          are you running a local server?

          Bec. then you should be able to use http://localhost/directory/myfile

          anurag





          jtharveyjr wrote:
          > I am attempting to set a simple home Intranet. The issue is I am having
          > difficulty getting the hyperlink files to react correctly. (ok, I admit I am
          > rusty with coding)
          >
          > I want to be able to have a single Intranet page with links to files located
          > on various afp shares that are housed on the same serer. For some reason the
          > syntax file:///directory/myfile is not resolving.
          >
          > Any suggestions? Any templates from someone that has done something similar?
          >
          > Thanks in advance!
          >
          >
          • 2. Re: small Intranet issue
            jtharveyjr Level 1
            Yes, i am using a local server. I am using Mac-OSX Server.

            My goal (if possible) is to have an Intranet jump page that would allow me and the family to navigate quickly to various files stored on the file server. There are many directories on mutilple drives.

            Does any of this help?
            • 3. Re: small Intranet issue
              Level 7
              Only if the webserver is running on that machine, otherwise you would have
              to use the machine's name instead of "localhost".

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              "Anurag" <chetan_anurag@yahoo.de> wrote in message
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              > are you running a local server?
              >
              > Bec. then you should be able to use http://localhost/directory/myfile
              >
              > anurag
              >
              >
              >
              >
              >
              > jtharveyjr wrote:
              >> I am attempting to set a simple home Intranet. The issue is I am having
              >> difficulty getting the hyperlink files to react correctly. (ok, I admit I
              >> am
              >> rusty with coding)
              >>
              >> I want to be able to have a single Intranet page with links to files
              >> located
              >> on various afp shares that are housed on the same serer. For some reason
              >> the
              >> syntax file:///directory/myfile is not resolving.
              >>
              >> Any suggestions? Any templates from someone that has done something
              >> similar?
              >>
              >> Thanks in advance!
              >>
              >>


              • 4. Re: small Intranet issue
                jtharveyjr Level 1
                Agreed and thank you!

                Again, I have a small home network with a Mac OS-X server that has a number of services running on it, including the webserver service. (Apache)

                What I am hoping to accomplish is a small Intranet that will serve as a local jump-point for me and my family to get to files stored on the fileserver without having to navigate to them using the traditional finder file structure. This would eliminate the kids from having to do searches or understanding in which directory the file that they are looking for is housed.

                While this seems straightforward, I am not obtaining the desire results. Dreamweaver makes it easy to ensure that I have coded the filename correct (including it's stored location) but when the links are clicked on, I am getting a file not found error.

                Thanks all for your assistance.
                • 5. Re: small Intranet issue
                  jtharveyjr Level 1
                  Could it be as simple as the files are not contained under the root of the site? If so, is there a way to utilize files outside the root of the site, but contained on the same server?

                  Thanks all!
                  • 6. Re: small Intranet issue
                    Level 7

                    I tried it out...

                    When I try to call a file with its absolute pathname, it works only when
                    called FROM an absolute pathname.
                    However it doesn't work when I try to call it from my webserver
                    ( http://localhost/myfile.html).

                    Anurag

                    jtharveyjr wrote:
                    > Could it be as simple as the files are not contained under the root of the site? If so, is there a way to utilize files outside the root of the site, but contained on the same server?
                    >
                    > Thanks all!

                    • 7. Re: small Intranet issue
                      jtharveyjr Level 1
                      I ended up creating an Alias directive.

                      Since I am using a server in my home (Server OS-X) you set the Alias Directive in Server Manager under the Web Services tab - specific to the site.

                      I think my fix is permanent, but...

                      Now my other question is, it seems that Safari downloads certain files and does not give you the opion of opening them. IS there a way to code the site to open .xls and .doc files rather than downloading them?

                      Any thoughts - or any other ideas on Home Intranets?

                      Thank you!