RE: GMC Network
- From: "Fox, Kevin M" <kmfox bhi010 bhi-erc com>
- To: "'Rowan van der Molen'" <bigsmoke usa net>, gnome-list gnome org
- Subject: RE: GMC Network
- Date: Thu, 31 Dec 1998 08:05:24 -0800
Thats the idea.
You mount the NFS server that knows the different protocols, and they appear
as directories inside.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rowan van der Molen [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, December 30, 1998 10:27 PM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: RE: GMC Network
> At 15:01 30-12-98 -0800, you wrote:
> >I have been talking with the author of Sharity, and he (i think) is going
> >help me implament that nfs libvfs idea.
> >basically the idea is.
> >/net <--- you nave the nfs server mounted here.
> >/net/<protocol> <--- the protocols the server support are listed here
> >/net/smb/ <---under here are the workgroups detected
> >/net/smb/workgroup1/ <----computers appear here....
> Do you mean mapping a protocol to a directory? Sound cool
> >if you want to open up ftp://ftp.cdrom.com/pub/Linux you
> >cd /net/ftp/ftp.cdrom.com/pub/Linux
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Daniel Solaz [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> >> Sent: Tuesday, December 29, 1998 6:19 AM
> >> To: email@example.com
> >> Subject: Re: GMC Network
> >> Harald Holzer wrote:
> >> >I think the best feature of the win32 fs is the use from the unc name
> >> >system.
> >> >You can open or save a file from the server without mapping a drive
> >> letter
> >> >(like mounting in unix.)
> >> Yeah. You only have to know which protocol you need to talk to which
> >> particular server, as shown in the examples below. Not what sysadmins
> >> want. Remember there are guys out there who have to spend long hours
> >> telling unix-ignorant people how to do things. Now imagine things are
> >> done in ten different ways.
> >> >A sample:
> >> >if you want to open a file in or word processor, you write a file name
> >> like
> >> >smb://server/work/myfile.doc in the opendialogbox
> >> >(or http://server/work/myfile.doc or save or work on
> >> >ftp://server/work/myfile.doc)
> >> Nope. Mount it and access it as if it were a local directory. Uniform
> >> access is the key. And nothing needs to be added to gmc.
> >> -Daniel
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