Re: Gnome VFS - plans for Gnome 2.8

On Thu, 2004-03-25 at 20:14, Narayana Pattipati wrote:
> Is there a plan for providing nfs:// support to gnome-vfs in 2.8. Or is
> it targetted for a later relase ? It is also one of the methods desired
> for reading remote files. 

There has been an nfs method at various times (its probably still in
CVS), but its not generally useful. The problem is that NFS doesn't have
any concept of user authentication. A host is completely trusted or
completely untrusted, so most NFS servers only allow connections from a
trusted (root-only) port. Its possibly to set up a web-nfs server that
allows connections from non-root users but nobody ever does that.


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