Re: Add Network Neighborhood to Nautilus

On Fri, 2002-07-26 at 08:32, snickell stanford edu wrote:
> I'm not sure of the implementation feasibility (do all interesting
> protocols allow us to determine a unique identifier, say IP address, for
> the machine sharing resources, so we don't get computers showing up
> twice?), but I generally like the idea of making protocol less visible
> here. You're right, the user wants to access a particular resource not
> "use SMB" or "use AppleTalk". There might also be some interface
> conflicts, e.g. in how the various services allow heirarchy and such,
> but if the implementation was feasible and the interface conflicts could
> be overcome this would be a pretty slick system.

What about the scenario of one machine having different shares
with different protocols? We might need an extra layer of abstraction
in that case (clicking on the machine gets you a virtual folder with
that machine's different shared resources), at least.

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