Can I create a symbolic link from an ftp server (file on website) to a Dropbox URL? I'm trying and it's seeming to work correctly. My problem is a video isn't playing correctly on my site, but I know it plays perfectly every time for the Dropbox URL. Rather than sendign out notification that the link has changed once more, I thought I could create a symlink to the new file
Unlike HTTP, the FTP protocol does not include any statuses that indicate that a resource has moved. Here is the list of all statuses that FTP servers can return. None of the responses can indicate that a document has moved or is in a different location.
The best that you are going to be able to do is put a document in that location saying that the resource has moved. If the ftp downloads are done using a web browser, they might honor a document with a meta refresh in it. Put an HTML document there like this and see what happens:
<html><head> <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;url=http://dropbox.com/myfile"> </head><body> This document has moved to <a href="http://dropbox.com/myfile">http://dropbox.com/myfile</a> </body></html>