Re: [Nautilus-list] Nautilus + smbclient

>     Alex> On Tue, 5 Jun 2001, Danan Sudindranath wrote:
>     >>
>     >> Why can't you just mount the smb with the smbfs kernel module and
>     >> navigate the directory from there? That worked for me (until of
>     >> course the smbfs module locked my kernel while transfering large
>     >> files, does that happen to anyone else?)
>     Alex> Of course you *can* do that. But do you want to force user to do
>     Alex> that?  That's not very good for a graphical file-manager, is it?
> That *is* the Unix filesystem model - a single-rooted unified filesystem.
> When I run "make xconfig" in /usr/src/linux I typically see between five
> ten filesystem types to choose from.  Is Nautilus going to need
> filesystem-specific code for all the different types of filesystems people
> might want to browse?  What's so special about smb?

Because you don't have to mount the smb shares before you browse them.
Nautilus treats everything the same way, whether it is a ftp site or an smb
share or a local file.  this is cool.  it just requires gnome-vfs to support

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