NT/Internet problems Part 2

An application with a TClientSocket component sends a full path (incl. filename) to an application with a TServerSocket component on another machine. How do I convert the full path to the "shared" path (eg. d:\work\test.exe might be machinename + d_drive\work\text.exe for the receiving machin) ?

This has to work under NT 4.0, and I cant tell the shared names in advance

If you have an idea, please include one or more examples, as I'm not that strong on this side of delphi

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I'm sorry, I don't have the time to write a complete share enumerating source for you. The API you need is "NetShareEnum". Let's say someone has shared "d:\" under "d_drive" you would have to enumerate through all shares. For each available share you'll get the share name and the local path. Then you should check each local path with "Pos(UpperCase(localPath), UpperCase(PathReceivedFromSocket))". If the result is "1", you have found a share that helps.

Regards, Madshi.

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Perhaps there's a share enumeration component available on torrys?

This code translates the mapped drive H: to a network recource path like \\machine\dir:

var buf: array[0..MAX_PATH] of Char;
    len: Cardinal;
  len := MAX_PATH;
  WNetGetConnection(PChar('H:'), @buf, len);
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hatecaplettersAuthor Commented:
epsylon >> sorry, but i keep getting an empty "buf" when i try that

madshi >> sounds like you are on the right track. I've tried to read up on wnetenumopen and wnetenumresource, but i'm too dense to get it right.. sombody out who can give me an example ?
hatecaplettersAuthor Commented:
i have to give you a "B" for this one, since I had to do a LOT of work myself ;-)
That's okay...   :-)

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