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Network file system --> sshfs

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NFS is nice. It comes shipped with everything (well everything noteworthy, excluding DOS- and VMS- based systems) and is relatively simple to set up. But it can be très frustrating: whenever the connection breakes, both parties are f*cked. That is, client reboot fer sure and the server will be ill at best. Oh, and it doesn't like large files a lot... So... DONT use NFS. It'll cause you more pain than it's worth.

 

a better solution is sshfs. it works fine as well, but is better than NFS. So, if you use NFS, get sshfs now, make sure the fuse module is loaded

modprobe fuse

and mount it

sshfs -o allow_others USER@HOST:/PATH MOUNTPOINT

you can skip the USER@; "-o allow_others" makes the mount viewable by other users. umounting is done as normal. Just for comparison, nfs would be

mount HOST:/PATH MOUNTPOINT

 

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I never tried NFS to be

I never tried NFS to be honest, but I did try sshfs on the suggestion of tbuitenh on these forums, and it definitely works, though I suppose it needs a bit faster connection than I have to really feel comfortable, be it if you view the mounted file system in a graphical file manager or command line. I have a rather big lag so every move is delayed..

That's why I simply use sftp with konqueror for normal file transfers and plain command line ssh if I need to issue any special commands on a remote server..

But definitely, even though I haven't tried NFS, sshfs seems to work well. Smiling

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Yeah,speed is a non-issue,

Yeah,speed is a non-issue, as I always have at least a 10Mbps link to the server, usually 100

a thing's picture
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fish

You can also use the fish kioslave for KDE applications.

free-zombie's picture
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pity that vim is no KDE

pity that vim is no KDE application. Actually, vim was what brought me away from the fish KIOslave in the first place.

 

But you are right, the fish kioslave works well... it's just pretty limited... 

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I seem to be a newbie to the

I seem to be a newbie to the inner stuff of KDE so..

Is this fish kioslave the thing that konqueror network folders work on?

I mean, when I create a network folder that uses SSH and connect with that it says fish:// in a bar so it must be it.

free-zombie's picture
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fish is the thing that makes

fish is the thing that makes ssh work. samba works with the smb kioslave, but is also networking, for example.

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KDE vim

@free-zombie - IIRC there's Vim KPart that you can use from KWrite. Ionno where to get it though.

@libervisco - Yes, that's the fish kioslave.

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yeah, there is KVim, but

yeah, there is KVim, but this only embeds vim into KDE, without integrating kioslaved into vim...

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