Network address instead of drive letter.
Posted on 1998-11-16
Using Microsoft Word it is possible to open and manipulate files on a network server by putting the IP address in the path instead of the drive letter.
I have a UNIX server with the IP number 188.8.131.52
I can map a file system on this server to drive on my PC,
say /data on the server to drive Fl appear in the windows explorer as /data on '184.108.40.206' (F:).
Obviously this is using TCP/IP as the network protocol.
I can then access this drive through Word as either F: or without mapping the drive as \\193.133.116\/data.
How can I use the second method with my applications in Delphi 3 ?