Display the names of folders and files in a computer connected to network
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Posted By:   Anonymous
Posted On:   Friday, June 15, 2001 05:17 AM

I want to write a program which will display the names of folders and files in a computer in local network. How should i approach?I can do the same in the local host


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Re: Display the names of folders and files in a computer connected to network

Posted By:   Tim_Rohaly  
Posted On:   Friday, June 15, 2001 09:27 AM

To do this you need a server program
on each of the computers on the local network.
This server program will respond to a client request
from your program and return the information you
need. There a a number of distributed file system
protocols, and some operating systems have some
of these DFSs built-in, obviating the need for you to
write and deploy your own server. You should first
figure out whether you are going to use an existing
DFS, what protocol that DFS uses, and whether there
are any third-party Java classes that will allow you to
communicate using the protocol of that DFS. The
FAQ will help, if you read it.
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