HTTP Addresses in Upload Fields

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EchoLynx
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HTTP Addresses in Upload Fields

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I fiddle with quite a few websites in my free time, and have discovered that, in Windows, you can put an http:// address in the location field in an upload box, and my webserver will get the file directly from the webserver the URL points to. For some reason, this won't work in Linux Mint. Have any idea why? I know you can just download the file and upload it again, but that takes considerably longer on my internet connection.

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Re: HTTP Addresses in Upload Fields

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Could you explain a bit more
I never managed to do something like that when I had my commercial website on IIS and Windows in the office....
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Re: HTTP Addresses in Upload Fields

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Well, when I want to do it I will log into cPanel, open the File Manager, select upload, then paste the URL of the file I want uploaded into the field. After I hit okay, it downloads the file from that location, usually in seconds. For some reason, it seems that Mint's "Browse..." menu doesn't allow http addresses, and I think that's why it's not working.

Sorry, I don't know how to be more clear...

.. oh and I'm on Taproot Hosting.

-Ian
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