On Lun 18 juillet 2005 02:46, Jesse Keating wrote:
I've started a new thread because this discussion was going to
in the 200+ message thread-o-doom.
So so far we have the introduction of gnome-user-share, which uses an
http process dynamically bound to a port running as the user to share
stuff in a ~/Public file to the world w/out auth. It sounds like
gnome-user-auth will go into core. The restrictions have been put
* Functionality is provided by a package and removed by a package, w/out
* Functionality is controlled by a gconf entry which an admin can set to
mandatory off (or just remove the package)
Some ideas that have floated for this package include:
* Functionality disabled until a file is placed in ~/Public prompting
for a dialog box informing the user that the share is now active, with a
link to more help in this.
* Gnome-panel icon to show state of sharing with a timeout value to stop
the share (configurable)
* Integration with network-manager to enable/disable the share on
You also need some kind of monitoring to show who's the b*rd that's
connecting in the middle of a big download and sucking up all the
bandswidth (and a way to selectively kill connections).
Monitoring needs are inversely proportional to the ease with which you can
setup shares and make mistakes.