Re: Web URL Folder in My Network Places

From: Bill Harvey (
Date: 01/13/04

Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2004 19:44:04 +0100


Thanks for the reply I suppose if I had looked at the properties for the
folder I may have sussed that out, you have put my mind at ease.


Bill H

"Ralph A. Jones" <> wrote in message
> View that folder (whose icon I presume is the one with the ethernet
> cable beneath it and the "Internet globe" on it) simply as a "shortcut"
> to an Internet resource. It is simply an easy/quick/graphical/user
> friendly way to open a "client" connection to an Internet "server"
> machine (whose "folder" you have access to). The "folder" itself is not
> on your machine, it is on the server. The "Network Places" icon simply
> points to it, and will create the client/server authentication
> communication if you click on it. Creating this shortcut does *not*
> turn your computer into a "server". Your machine remains a "client",
> and will not start automatically accepting connections (which assumes,
> of course, you did not ever install "Personal Web Server" or "Internet
> Information Server" with any of your installs of FrontPage).
> Bill Harvey wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I have recently published a Web Site for my son using a free Web Host.
> > The Web Site has been written in Front Page and we had real problems
> > to upload it following the hosts instructions.
> > in the end the only way we could do it was to create a folder in "My
> > Places" to the URL for his home page, we have now got the Web Site up
> > running.
> >
> > The worry I now have is that I have a DSL connection and there is now a
> > folder in My Network Places to this URL, does this now mean that I have
> > opened up a connection to the internet which could be used for access to
> > PC.
> >
> > I am running Norton AV and Norton Internet Security.
> >
> > Regards
> >
> > --
> > "It's best to know what your looking for before you start"
> >
> > E Mail
> > Remove spam to mail
> > Home Page
> >
> >

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