man, 18.07.2005 kl. 02.46 skrev Jesse Keating:
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
Any kind of service discovery (akin to bonjour/windows SMB), so that
other people would be easily able to find your share?
And for those who hasn't got a autodiscovering client, it should be
really easy to find the correct address of the sharing computers
What about file uploads - making it possible for other people to upload
data to your disk? (WebDAW perhaps?)
Sharing other folders than the standard one?
Making it possible to choose protocols at will - not only Apache/HTTP?
How will it intereact with people who use workstations with NFS mounted
homes? Somehow i have a feeling that this is extremely fitting for
dynamic workgroup configurations (laptops etc) and home/small office
withot servers or tech skill...