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VB.Net: Remotely Authenticate to Access Network Share


An application I wrote to automatically collect log files from dozens of different Windows web servers required authentication in order to get to the log files. Leaving the folders wide open for "Everyone" would have been a terrible idea, naturally, as visitor IPs, usernames and other sensitive information could be gathered and used for nefarious purposes. FTP could have been used but not all of the servers had the service installed and management would be a bit of a pain. And sincere there weren't any firewall rules blocking CIFS access to the servers, we could just setup a share and easily grab logs. Read the rest of this entry »