File reading across network (windows)

Diez B. Roggisch deets at
Tue Aug 12 11:56:01 CEST 2008

>> You need to create network shares in windows first. Once these are
>> established, *all* programs using file-IO - including python - can
>> access files.
> It isn't absolutely essential to create a network share first: most
> windows apis, including those used by Python, will be very happy with a
> UNC path:


You still need to create a share on the serving machine. The UNC-path is
just for accessing it without *mounting* it on a local machine under some
drive-letter. I should have worded clearer what I meant, though.

You are of course right that actually mounting the drives makes it much
easier to deal with them regarding authentication.


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