Re: Linking PC network resources thru HTML

Kent Fitch (
Fri, 27 Jan 1995 08:04:56 +0100

What about running a PC based WWW server and providing the required
access from CGI scripts running on that server? See for info on the Alisa WWW server, which
is one of several for Windows - it includes a great CGI interface which
makes it easy to write programs (especially in Visual Basic) which ferret
around your PC environment/network to return information via HTTP

Kent Fitch Ph: +61 6 276 6711
ITSB CSIRO Canberra Australia
"Victors are by their victories, undone" - Dryden

On Thu, 26 Jan 1995, HAMOS howard amos wrote:

> I'm working on linking some PC network resources through HTML links and
> would like to know the best way to go about referencing these network
> drives.
> What I thought of doing was writing a DOS batch file to neatly access the
> resource, but I need some way of getting my Web browser to understand that
> the appropriate link is not going to a text document but should execute a
> program/batch file instead. At the most basic level, I need to shell out
> from my browser to DOS (I'm using Netscape for Windows).
> Is this just a fanciful idea that really should be implemented, or is there
> anyway to do this sort of thing?
> Thanks in advance.
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