- From: Jeff Waugh <jdub perkypants org>
- To: desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: gnome-network
- Date: Sat, 7 Dec 2002 18:13:01 +1100
<quote who="Rodrigo Moya">
> So, what do people think? any good ideas on small network tools that would
> be nice to have in gnome-network?
Would you target gnome-network for inclusion in the Desktop release? If so,
its contents would have to be fairly widely appealing. Lots of good stuff
that I think is appropriate.
- PPP setup & dialer: Rodney mentioned this, and I think it's a really
good candidate. Trouble is, it's kinda distro-specific nowadays, so it
would need to have an architecture similarish to GST.
- rfb/rdp client: rfb is the VNC protocol, rdp is the Windows Terminal
Services protocol. We already have xvncviewer and rdesktop, so perhaps
just a frontend to these would be appropriate. TSClient  needs a bit
of UI love, but it's a good start for rdesktop.
- ssh/telnet client: I'd love to have a little ssh/telnet bookmarks clicky
clicky thing. :-) If they appeared on a menu, that would be even better.
(I have a set of .desktop files that I use in a panel menu, which is
really useful, but I have to create these myself.) If it had ssh-agent
integration (perhaps pop up a dialogue for passphrase when gnome-session
starts under ssh-agent) and key generation/copying, that'd be waaay
- gnome-vfs modules for various network filesystems, such as NFS, SMB
(already in extras, I know), Bastien's server browser thingy, gnutella,
- Perhaps pull the network-specific gnome-applets into it (sharing code
where appropriate, eg. modem-lights, etc)?
There's a few ideas... Useful?
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