Re: an extension to share folder with nautilus

Good stuff!
Perhaps it would be nice if such shares show up in "Computer", "Places"
or "Network", so it is easy to see all the folders being shared.


On Fri, 2005-01-07 at 02:54 +0100, Sebastien Estienne wrote:
> hello i wrote a nautilus extension to share folder, for the moment
> it's samba only but could easily be extended to nfs and webdav
> - all user can share any folder they own (no need for root privilege)
> - no need to patch samba
> - only one line to add in smb.conf (could be 0)
> - designed to be secured (only selected directived are allowed, a list
> of forbidden sharename: global, homes, etc...)
> - could (will?) be easily integrated will gst : shared-admin
> - use dbus
> screenshot for the impatient:
> source and README/INSTALL <- need to READ!!:
> tested on ubuntu (debian folder to build a package) and on gentoo
> let me explain how it works:
> -I wrote a nautilus extensions that allow users to shares any of there
> folder with a right  click and choose a sharename and ro/rw
> - for the moment it only works with samba
> -to solve the problem of requiring root access i used dbus, so my
> nautilus extensions discuss with a deamon throught dbus to modify a
> file (in samba format) that is included by smb.conf (include =
> /etc/samba/smbshared.conf)
> - the deamon check the security: it checks that the user owns the
> folder he wants to share and it's check that the user doesn't use a
> forbidden sharename and only used authorized directives.
> -i try to make it easy to support more sharing protocol (nfs, webdav,
> etc) both in the nautilus-extensions and in the deamons.
> - the good thing about using dbus are that you don't need root
> privileges and if some kde guys want to have the functionnality, they
> only need to rewrite the gui part(the nautilus extensions equivalent)
> feedback is welcome :)
> -- 
> Sebastien Estienne
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