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I would like to find out if there is a tool or a set of function, that do the same as the functions
fopen fclose open close read and write etc. over IP,  basically I have set of files on a remote server, the only access
to the server is an IP address,  I need a server and a client side set of tools.

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by:geobul
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Hi,

Share the folder on the remote computer and use FileOpen, FileClose, etc functions passing '\\IPAddress\ShareName\FileName' to FileOpen.

Regards, Geo
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Forget my previous comment, please. I haven't red the question carefully. Sorry.
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Wim ten Brink earned 2000 total points
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The only way is by creating a server-side application that sends the files over to you. A good example of this are FTP applications but you don't have to use the FTP protocol.

If you want to open, read/write and close the file at the server-side only then you have to create some server-tool that accepts commands and acts upon these commands. It must run continuously (like a service) and perhaps accept multiple connections from multiple clients. It must also be able to detect if the connection is broken in which case it must close all files it had opened for this specific connection. Means you have to keep track of all files opened per connection.
This will be extremely complex and any system crash could be quite damaging.

Is there any other way? Since all you have is an IP number, the answer is simple: NO.
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