I'm writing a VB.NET app which needs access to read and write text files in a folder on a remote server. While I could just map a drive letter on the local machine, this would give anyone who started up Explorer or My Computer access to this folder. I thought about running an FTP server on the remote server and having the VB program PUT and GET files but it's not as fast as a drive letter mapping.
So I am wondering if it is possible to reference the file(s) simply form a UNC path where I could name the file I want and pass some credentials to gain access to the file.
Can this be done or does anyone have anothert suggestion?