[lug] Browsing smb shares. Was: What I really want ...

Todd Ruskell truskell at Mines.EDU
Thu Mar 15 17:21:05 MST 2001

Sorry if this is a little late, but I've been out of town.

On Tue, 13 Mar 2001, Holshouser, David wrote:

> And if I'm reading the subject line correctly, ...
> how hard would it be to incorporate smbclient into gmc or konquorer so that
> you could (in a magic folder kindof way, just like windoze) browse the
> available
> smb shares. I understand that the mounting and sharing of directories would
> be a totally different request, but... I'd love to be able to gui 'browse'
> the smb shares
> that are available on the network.
> It seems this would also bring some of that wonderful 'feel good' that IS
> managers
> crave.
> And does anyone know much about ftpfs, sftpfs, and finding ways for users to
> mount
> directories to and from foreign machines.

This is one of the nicest things to come out of Corel Linux, IMHO.
Corel's file manager (based on KDE's), has a "Windows Network."  Click on
it, and the file manager goes out to browse.  Double Click on the
share, give it you username/password/domain, and it's mounted.  Very nice.


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