Sharing disk volumes over http
Posted on 2012-08-11
Hello Experts -
I have two computers, Computer_A and Computer_B. Comuter_A is running Windows, but Computer_B could run either Windows or Linux. Both are on private networks behind firewalls that I cannot modify. Computer_A can access a webserver (IIS or Apache) on Computer_B and display web pages via http on port 80. Other than that, Computer_A has essentially no other communication with Computer_B due to firewall rules between the two computers.
I would like to share a storage device such that Computer_A sees it as a Windows volume (D:, for example) and that D: is actually a volume on Computer_B (K:, for example). When I copy a file from the C: drive to the K: drive on Computer_B, the file would appear available on Computer_A as a file on the D: drive. On Computer_A, the D: drive would be visible in Windows Explorer. The file could be copied/renamed/etc as if it was a local volume. Performance is a secondary consideration; my files are small.
Basically, what I would like would be something identical to Windows File Sharing, only accessible via port 80 using the http protocol. It would be ok to have to run a browser login initiation first if necessary. If it can be done wth Windows File Sharing, any assistance in understanding how would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance