Re: [Evolution] "Run before connect" feature

On Fri, Dec 21, 2001 at 03:25:51PM +0000, Chris Tooley wrote:
Evolution Gurus:

      I use IMAP to connect to my Lotus Domino server and it works
wonderfully.  I absolutely love the way it's worked out for me. 
However, we are putting some machines together for staff to have at
home.  I would like to set the machines up to connect to the IMAP server
before I give them to the person.  However, since I require tunneling
IMAP through SSH to get to the IMAP (and LDAP for that matter) server I
was wondering something.  I know when I run "evolution" it fires off a
bunch of different parts.  Would it be possible to add another thing to
fire off with that (an ssh client with tunneling).  That would be very
handy to have set up for them so they don't have to know anything at all
about ssh happening.

      I was thinking about a shell script to perform the same basic function
but that may be trickier.

That sounds like the thing to do to me.  A shell script called
'evolution', and firing up ssh before calling the real evolution.

If your machines happen to use debian, you could use the 'diversions'
feature of dpkg to divert evolution to evolution.real or something,
and install your shell script in its place.

Alternatively, you could just launch the necessary ssh tunnel from
their .xsession or whatever as soon as they log in.


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