Re: Gnome VFS - plans for Gnome 2.8

On Thu, 2004-03-25 at 23:49 -0800, Ian McKellar wrote:

> 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.

Doesn't nfs v4 ( go a long way to
rectify these problems? Linux 2.6 has both client and server support for
it, and at least Fedora Core 2 has started including the userspace

Ronny V. Vindenes <s864 ii uib no>

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