How can I map to an FTP server as a drive?

How can I map to an FTP server as a drive?

A. Its possible to configure a machine to map to a FTP server as a drive (for instance the Microsoft site) providing the machine runs both NetBEUI and TCP/IP. Perform the following:

  1. Perform a NSLOOKUP for the FTP site, e.g.
    nslookup 
    ftp.microsoft.com
    
    make a note of the IP address
  2. Edit the LMHOSTS file (in %systemroot%\system32\drivers\etc)
  3. Add line
    <ip address> MicrosoftFTP #PRE
    
    e.g. 207.46.133.140 MicrosoftFTP #PRE
  4. Save the file
  5. Open a CMD.EXE session. Enter command:
    nbtstat -R
    
    This purges and reloads the name table cache
  6. Type command:
    net view <a href="file://MicrosoftFTP">\\MicrosoftFTP</a>
    
    You should see information on the site
  7. Now map a drive (to share data)
    net use * <a href="file://MicrosoftFTP/data">\\MicrosoftFTP\data</a> /user:anonymous
  8. All done. It will pass a drive letter for the connection

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