Mapping Drive On Windows XP

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by asyadiqin, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. asyadiqin

    asyadiqin New Member

    I need some advise on how I can map a drive/directory on a remote Centos 5.3 server in my office to my local Windows XP at home. Is there any guides on how this could be done? eg. VPN, SAMBA, NFS, etc...

    I would appreciate if someone could provide me with detailed instructions or direct me to a site that can help me to do this. Plus I would appreciate some advise on the pros and cons and maybe alternate solutions on something similar.

    Thanks in advance for any help.
  2. dipeshmehta

    dipeshmehta Member

    1. 'webdav' might work for you. please search for guide on running webdav on centos server.

    2. If you are looking for some vpn solution, in my opinion OpenVPN would be proper. Its easy to setup and runs perfectly.

  3. av1611

    av1611 New Member

    I have two solutions that work well.

    First, Webdav works great, but it is a "network device" which is limited in windows.

    Second, I use iSCSI over the internet and can mount a remote drive and windows thinks it's a local drive.

    It's not that hard to do.

    Here is a writeup on that:

    The problem of the slow format was overcome by changing the connection to local just for the format...
  4. asyadiqin

    asyadiqin New Member

    Subversion + TortoiseSVN + Mounted Drive????

    Thanks for both your help. I have been going through the options given by you guys by going through some manuals and howtos. I am still undecided as the remote server I intended to mount on my local Windows machine is a live server and I don't want to mess it up and get complains from every site owners.

    Basically the reason I wanted to mount the remote server is because I wanted to use Subversion with it. I am not that familiar with Subversion commandline commands.

    I have been using TortoiseSVN on my local computer and it works great within the home network and such. However, the only I can update files on the server is to simpler upload everything via SFTP.

    So in theory :p I wanted to be able to mount the remote server and hopefully use TortoiseSVN to update the web files remote server instead of just copying everything via SFTP.

    Please help me as its a pain when I have to troubleshoot stuff when I forgot to upload any files to the server. Thanks again.

    PS : My remote server is running CentOS 5.3 (64Bit)
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2009

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