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Reading a file via an UNC path

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I've 2 Windows XP systems, system A and system B.
I've a file on system B that I want to read from out a PHP script on system A.
I mapped the drive from system B in my system A like \\\d$ to a drive Y on system A.

in my PHP script I tried already a lot of things to access the files on this Y drive, but without success.
such as if(file_exists("Y:\\HEAT\\TC0039\\MacroSequence.tx t"))
if(file_exists("\\\\\\D\$\\HEAT\\TC003 9\\MacroSequence.txt"))
if(file_exists("\\\\heat01\\D\$\\HEAT\\TC0039\\Mac roSequence.txt"))
etc ...
but they all return a false however the file is indeed located at that location

ANybody that could help me out ?

Feb 15 '08 #1
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Just to be sure: are your 2 systems on a server or on your client with a server installed?

Feb 15 '08 #2

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To be more concrete :

I've on system A a PHP script that's called via a POST request as a server script.
This script uses the above described drive for some input. As long as this
MacroSequence.txt file is located on the machine A itself, there is no problem.
From the moment I want to access it from another system it's failing as
described above.
The MacroSequence.txt is just a pure xml file.

Hope this clarifies the issue a bit more ...

btw thanks for the quick reply
Feb 17 '08 #3

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anybody that could help me out ???
Feb 19 '08 #4

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