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 and
> 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?

I'm wondering the exact same thing.  Maybe I don't understand the
issues fully, but it seems that this should be handled at the kernel
level.  If you have a floppy or cdrom mounted or nfs shares or smb
shares, whatever, they have mount points and you browse at that mount
point and it all just works no matter what you are using to browse
(command line, nautilus, a file selection dialog).  Where exactly does
gnome-vfs fit in?  Why can't nautilus deal with floppy/cdrom drives
and other mounted volumes in exactly the same manner?

It seems like there is some obfuscation going on here.  It doesn't
feel like it has to be this complicated.

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