View Full Version : rendering with screamernet with IP instead of Mapped drives,..... matt ?

04-25-2005, 11:12 AM
I was wondering if anybody tried that,
our renderfarm is setup with shared folder and mapped drive. I set that up after reading a tutorial made by matt I think,

but I was thinking maybe we don't need to do that.
we can just change all the path to access **.**.**.***\content folder
(and all the other paths)
instead of using a mapped drive P:\Content folder for example.
it would be the same folder, just a different way to access it..

anybody tried that ?
I was thinking of changing because sometimes some nodes have problems re-mapping the map-drive when booting win2k..

04-25-2005, 04:04 PM
Never tried IP addresses, personally I use UNC naming, which will do the same thing, the tutorial does mention that drive mapping offers no advantages but does suffer the problems you mentioned.