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XP(Pro, SP2): "map network drive" to FTP server

Posted on 2008-06-23
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I am able to do successfully:
Windows Explorer> Tools> Map Network Drive> Sign Up> Choose another Network Location> and enter my
ftp server information     ftp://user:pass@domain.com
and it works fine.

I would like, however, to be able to have this FTP "connection" to be persistent/sticky such that i can SAVE AS from any window application directly to   MyNetworkPlaces>MyFTPServerLilsting

(I have other FTP applications, such that i can SAVE AS to my local disk, and then launch my FTP appl and upload that way, but it's very tedious to have to have my local disk as a waystation)

Any tips on how to use the windows ftp connection directly, persistently.

thanks
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by:Andres Perales
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Are these locations that you are hitting with FTP  webservers?  Are they controlled by you?
Perhaps you should consider switch to a more secure protocol such as WebDav?
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by:willsherwood
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Security is not an issue;  i own the server.
it's much simpler:  i just want to do a save operation from windows apps (windows file system) via the ftp conduit that windows provides.  The connection just doesn't seem to be persistent across windows explorer (and SAVE AS dialogs)  once it's established.
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Andres Perales earned 2000 total points
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Well wasn't really looking at security aspest, mapping connection with WebDav is a lot easier than with FTP...and will allow for the persitent connections that you are trying to use....
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hmmm, so windows doesn't do a persistent connection like i want?  (i was thinking that i was missing some parameter setting somewhere...)
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