Invalid directory using no-ip

Posted on 2014-08-23
Last Modified: 2014-08-31
I am using no-ip to access a program on another PC.  If I use the ip address to access a folder it works OK.
eg  in the ini file the line to reports folder is 'Path=\\\c\reservit\reports\' This works 100%

How do I use to access the reports folder.
I've tried\c\reservit\reports\,   Path=\\\c\reservit\reports\,\reservit\reports\,\reports\ without any luck

I keep getting the error 'invalid directory - check setting in reservit.ini file'

In the attached ini file I am using the ip address to open the main program.  If I use Data\sqlexpress the main program starts no problem

Any ideas?
Question by:weeph
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    by:Zephyr ICT
    How does that work? If you do a DNS lookup for it translates to  an Internet/public address, as where your example shows, which is a private address... Are you forwarding on your firewall?
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    by:Craig Beck
    Spravtek is on the right track.

    It will work I you try to do it from a remote internet connection if you do port forwarding at the router but if you're trying to do it on a LAN it won't work usually as a lot of routers don't do something called NAT hairpinning.

    Some routers will allow this though so there may be an option for it.

    Accepted Solution

    Thanks to you both, I'll give it a go from a friends place today and see what happens.

    Author Closing Comment

    Thanks to you both.  Now realise that the little things that are overlooked cause problems.  Harry

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