Ticket #201 (new enhancement) — at Version 1

Opened 13 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

DFS (Windows desktop) browsing through the GUI

Reported by: geofft Owned by:
Priority: low Milestone: The Distant Future
Component: -- Keywords:
Cc: Fixed in version:
Upstream bug:

Description (last modified by geofft) (diff)

There's a dfsclient in the samba locker; it's cool, and quite helpful. But, Debathena should be able to mount CIFS directly and show them in a way accessible through the GUI and through the standard UNIX file system, without any effort, via the smbclient package (which is installed by default on Ubuntu and Debian graphical). This would make accessing your WIN.MIT.EDU files on Athena really easy. We should either make some UI for mounting your DFS homedir, or document the process to do it manually.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by geofft

  • Description modified (diff)

It's also quite possible that samba has fixed the bug with referrals that necessitates the dfsclient command; if they haven't, we should figure out why not and submit a patch upstream.

In fact, they have; all I need to run is

smbclient -k //win.mit.edu/dfs -D profiles/g/geofft

to get smbclient's ftp-like interface.

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