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Mount remote disk images locally through a browser Internet
There was a previous hint about mounting remote disk images locally, but this stopped working with Jaguar. I recently discovered, though, that you can do it directly from your browser. Paste the URL into your address bar, and change 'http' to 'disk' then press return, and the image will mount in the finder. For example, change this:
http://www.headshack.com/software/chartConstructor/chartConstructor.dmg
Into this:
disk://www.headshack.com/software/chartConstructor/chartConstructor.dmg
[Editor's note: Neat trick; I tried using Mozilla and Chimera, and both worked perfectly.]
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Authored by: kerim on Nov 11, '02 12:12:22PM

This is interesting, I thought I could make a kind of iDisk by uploading a dmg file to my webserver. First, I found out that I could only access it by giving the full path to the directory. Even though I have a subdomain http://user.domain.com/ I had to use http://www.domain.com/user/disk.dmg to get it to load in the finder. Secondly, and unfortunately, I found that the image loaded "locked" even changing the file permissions online didn't allow me to add anything to the disk. But I could mount it on my desktop just fine.



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