jm at jmason.org
Wed Jul 21 20:01:44 IST 2004
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Rick Moen writes:
> Quoting david jamison (david.jamison1 at ntlworld.com):
> > Konqueror has a protocol called FISH whiich uses SSH using it involves
> > typing fish:// followed by the ip of the machine in question. It allows
> > secure browsing of the remote machines file structure as if it is
> > locally mounted. The connection starts and a dialogue box asks for a
> > valid user name and password.
> The FISH protocol is a little-known treasure; thanks for mentioning it.
> By the way, it's usable by more than just Konqueror; Konq gains access
> to it via the kio_fish "ioslave" plugin library available in KDE 3.1 and
> later core libs. Other KDE apps can also use that plugin.
> Please see: "FISH Protocol" on http://linuxmafia.com/kb/Security/
> (which is mostly a compendium of prior ILUG posts on the subject, with
> thanks due mostly to Pádraig Brady).
> mc and lftp also do FISH access via their own subroutines for that
> purpose. (If anyone hears of other implementations, I'd appreciate
> hearing about it. It's difficult to google for _relevant_ hits on
> "FISH protocol"; you end up reading a great deal about hatcheries.
> In particular, the GNOME guys should have something cooking, since
> they had a gnome-vfs ssh module written a/o last October.)
I still think all these userlevel libraries to provide fs-like APIs are a
terrible idea. All this stuff should *appear to be* a filesystem to
*all* apps -- even "ls", "cat", and "less".
(See fuse, avfs, avfscoda, et al)
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