fuse-iso and remote named pipes for GSOC
cesar at ecuarock.net
Thu Mar 27 21:08:59 CDT 2008
On Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 3:42 AM, Kai Blin <kai.blin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wednesday 26 March 2008 02:24:35 Cesar Izurieta wrote:
> > Besides the FUSE project for GSOC I see two items listed on the
> > http://wiki.winehq.org/SummerOfCode page:
> > # Better ISO FUSE file system integration
> Steven already took care of this part, so I'll wrap up the next one.
> > # A FUSE wrapper for remote named pipes using libsmbclient
> The goal of this is to be able to do RPC via Windows named pipes to remote
> machines. Of course the best solution would be to just use libsmbclient from
> Wine directly, but libsmbclient is under the GPL and Wine is under the LGPL,
> so that's not going to work.
> So the obvious idea is some solution where we can use libsmbclient for what we
> need without having to link to libsmbclient. FUSE can provide this
> The idea would be to create a pipe subdirectory of WINEPREFIX and mount our
> pipefs there. Accessing pipe/server/pipename should connect to
> \\server\pipe\pipename, if possible.
> One more thing that needs to be supported is mode switching on the named pipe.
Implementing such a filesystem doesn't seem difficult at all.
libsmbclient contains all that is needed and we would only need to map
some samba structs to fuse structs. The only real problem that I see
is authentication. If we want to use this as a regular filesystem we
could mount one pipefs per connection (with authentication information
on connect) or provide login and domain information in the path itself
(doesn't sound like a good idea)
> I'd suggest to read up on remote named pipes to get a better idea what they're
> used for.
> If you've got any more questions, I'm happy to help.
> Kai Blin
> WorldForge developer http://www.worldforge.org/
> Wine developer http://wiki.winehq.org/KaiBlin
> Samba team member http://www.samba.org/samba/team/
> Will code for cotton.
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