Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Mapping a FTP/sFTP site as a drive in Windows

Mapping a FTP drive in Windows:

  1. Add the IP to the LMHOSTS file (it's in %systemroot%\system32\drivers\etc)
  1. Purge the name table cache: nbtstat -R
  1. net view \\YOURSITE
  1. net use * \\YOURSITE /user:ftp

That's it :-).

Lazy? Try fDrive, it does this for you.

Need WebDav support also? Try Novell NetDrive - you can map FTP and WebDav as drives from Windows.

Paranoid? Try sFTPDrive - you can map your files via SSH (kind of like SSHFS via FUSE on Linux/BSD).

Don't want to map, just use? Try WinSCP - a cool SCP/SFTP/FTP client for Windows.

What about NFS? Try Microsoft SUA / SFU (Services for UNIX). It's integrated just like SMB.