Web Page Link to file on remote server

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Brian - Apr 11, 2012 at 08:42 PM
rizvisa1 Posts 4479 Registration date Thursday January 28, 2010 Status Contributor Last seen May 5, 2022 - Apr 22, 2012 at 09:29 AM
Thanks for your time in advance!
My client has a database with pictures in a field. The picture path & file name are shared with the web page in order to click on the picture for viewing. We wish to keep the pics on the clients computer for editing purposes.
I want the web page to be able to link to these pics. I have shared the wwwroot folder with guest user through IIS. I have a configured a port forward (80) to that computer.
I was able to remote connect to another computer from the host computer of the pics and link to it ok. I assume since I was logged on to that machine that it may have inherited the user name & password as I was able to connect to the pics. I can't seem to connect to those pics now though when I am offsite and not logged into that network.
Example http://100.100.100.100/wwwroot/Final_2/4022.420.1044_lg.jpg (not actual IP address). Also tried other variations including http://100.100.100.100/Final_2/4022.420.1044_lg.jpg

I've searched for ways to include a user name and password in the link but cannot find one, if in fact I have to log in to see the pics. I was assuming since I have the folder shared it would allow me to view the pics from outside the LAN. Any thoughts or comments will be appreciated.

Thanks Again,
Brian.

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rizvisa1 Posts 4479 Registration date Thursday January 28, 2010 Status Contributor Last seen May 5, 2022 768
Apr 22, 2012 at 09:29 AM
Not a pro on web, but it seems to that

If your intention is that all users can see pictures from one particular host (which is not same as your web server) then I would think you would need to map the drive on web host to client and then make it available to the webserver

If your intention is that each client is able to view his or her own pictures stored on their own machines, then may be you would need to say some thing like c:\domcuments\pic.jpg instead of http://pic.jpg
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