[RC5] Using Remote Buffers with Windows XP

Karl kjb at clara.net
Wed May 28 19:48:56 EDT 2003

> Hi all
> I run two computers with Windows XP on a LAN.  I want the two to share
> buffers.  This is because of a bug with the personal proxy that doens't
> detect a dial-up connection properly so my packets don't get uploaded
> and new ones downloaded.  I have a mail server that dials up at 19:00
> and I want the proxy to update, but it won't work Both of the clients
> are in \program files\distributed.net.
> I want the computer without the modem to use the buffers of the client
> with the modem.  Unfortunately I can't share \program files because XP
> won't allow it.  Without sounding petty I want to be able to share the
> buffers without moving the location of the client.
> Any help?

Pull up a command prompt and type

net share dnetc="c:\program files\distributed.net"

then on the non modem machine use \\<modem computer name>\dnetc as the
remote buffer directory.

Windows XP's nannying does gets annoying at times!


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