About remove nfs filesharing support

Allan Sandfeld Jensen kde at carewolf.com
Fri Dec 31 17:10:12 GMT 2010

On Friday 31 December 2010, David Faure wrote:
> On Tuesday 28 December 2010, Allan Sandfeld Jensen wrote:
> > On Tuesday 28 December 2010, Jonathan Riddell wrote:
> > > On Tue, Dec 28, 2010 at 01:18:10PM -0200, Raphael Kubo da Costa wrote:
> > > > Does that mean making KDE completely oblivious to NFS at all?
> > > 
> > > No, NFS is almost always system mounted.  I've never come across
> > > anyone actually using it for user mounts.  Far better to work on
> > > support for protocols that are designed for the job and standardied
> > > like SMB (designed for the job, Rodrigo already implemented), and
> > > Webdav (standardised, could be intergrated with OwnCloud).
> > 
> > I use it like that. NFS integrates much better than SMB with unix
> > filesystems, and auto-mounting is not always possible with a laptop that
> > can be moved between different local networks.
> Note that the nfs://host ioslave will still be working (*), in addition to
> system mounts. The only thing discussed here is the suid script (and
> related GUI) that allows users to make nfs shares.
> (*) so even if "almost always system mounted" is not so true, we still have
> a client solution that doesn't require mounting. Which I like very much
> because it doesn't make your machine hang when the server is shut down and
> you forgot to umount the share... (But then again, sftp:// is easier to
> setup and more secure).
> Anyway, I don't know if user-controlled sharing should be kept or removed.
> It would be interesting to have Mandriva's feedback, since the feature was
> coded by Mandriva developers, years ago.

One of the things that confused me, is that I have never seen this feature 
exposed. If it has no configuration interface, how is it even used? If it is 
just dead code, please kill it. We have way too much semi-dead code lying 
around in the lesser KDE modules.

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