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Remote accessing of root files

Are there any possibilities with ROOT v5-12-00 to access remotely a root file on a server on Windows XP from a client on Windows XP? How about a server on Linux and a client on Windows XP?

Hi,

You can access remotely a root file on a server running on Linux from a client on Windows XP this way :

on server side, start rootd daemon with i.e :
rootd -p 5252 -noauth
on client side :
TFile *f = TFile::Open(“root://mypc.cern.ch:5252//home/myself/rootfiles/myfile.root”);

(see root.cern.ch/root/NetFile.html)

You can also use xrootd :
on server side :
xrootd -c xpd.config
on client side :
TFile *f = TFile::Open(“root://mypc.cern.ch//home/myself/rootfiles/myfile.root”);

But there is no way to start a server on XP (only clients have been ported yet).

Cheers,
Bertrand.