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    fopen+network

    how can i open a file across the network....the file is a text file in one computer(server)and i am developing some program to access it from another(client)....i have done all the socket operation ...i just need the logic to open the file using C programming in linux

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    Why don't you just have the server open the file and send you its content ?

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    the things is am making a simple email client and server program ....i just need a way for the client to access the mail (which will be in the server side )using the client side program...transfering the message from server in form of packets everytime will slow the thing down won't it

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    > transfering the message from server in form of packets everytime will slow the thing down won't it
    What do you imagine your network fgets() is going to do?
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    why don't you maintain a replica on the client side too ?
    Once a new mail comes in. its transfered over to Client where it stays. even when the network is disconnected.
    Just like your outlook.

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    Are you trying to avoid standard email access protocols such as IMAP and POP3?
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