Re: [gnome-network]File sharing from Nautilus
- From: Carlos Morgado <chbm gnome org>
- To: gnome-network-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: [gnome-network]File sharing from Nautilus
- Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2003 15:11:56 +0100
On 2003.08.28 12:12, Rodrigo Moya wrote:
On Thu, 2003-08-28 at 12:01 +0100, Carlos Morgado wrote:
> The sharing advertisements/query would certainly involve URLs so running
> stuff in odd ports shouldn't be a problem. What could be a problem is a)
> everybody running a http server (however this could be cleverly masqed by
> http-server-in-shlib) and b) http not being good at all for sharing files
I was looking into the Zeroconf/rendezvous stuff, and found out Mandrake
has support for that. Is that a free implementation?
I just brushed up a bit on zeroconf, I don't think zeroconf as a whole is
very relevant for this. The interesting part is the service autoconfig -
zeroconf uses SLPv2 for adhoc announcements of services and as I expected
(above) it uses URLs. So we can pretty do what we want regarding transport
methods and server locations :)
I couldn't find a (L)GPL implementation of SLP, best I could find was OpenSLP
which has a bsd like license but i'm not sure it's OK
> this are *totally* diferent things. a daemon to handle network
> a totally diferent beast from an hardware notification manager. also,
> already are hardware notification managers.
well, the daemon would serve as an entry point for users to a lot of
system management tasks, not only hardware notifications.
I see, you mean on the gnome side. That could make sense.
right, syncing is a bad idea :-)
Also, it's rather hard to keep stuff coherent across the network.
This is a rather annoying problem, http and such is nice to share stuff RO
but if you want to *really* share stuff you stumble into ugly cache/lock
issues which nfs and the likes strugle against for the last oh 20 years :)
(remember windows smb, it blew dead bears regarding rw access and it drove
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