Gtk SMB Client

Christopher R. Hertel crh at
Tue Mar 23 06:15:27 GMT 1999

Sounds like an interesting project, and I know that this kind of thing 
has been talked about before.

One question:  What do you do when someone clicks on a service in the 
browse list?  Do you launch smbclient or mount it with smbfs?  Smbfs is 
for Linux only, which is why I ask.  You could open a shell with 
smbclient or smbsh.

Just curious.

Chris -)-----

> 	I've started writing a GTK SMB client for X that will eventually
> work like the Network Neighborhood portion of Window's Explorer. Before I
> get too far into it I thought I should ask you if you knew of any similar 
> projects?
> 	Also, I'm currently building it in Samba's source tree because you
> have already written all the networking code. Thanks! But I need to know
> if I should work to make my program independant of Samba or if you would
> be interested in including my program with Samba once it's ready to be
> released?  Another option is to have Samba (optionally?) build a library
> and install it with appropriate headers.  This should not be too difficult
> to do and may be the best solution.  Building a library is as simple as
> adding another target to
> 	Either way, if you'd like to see a screenshot of what I've
> currently got done, there is one at
> Hope I'm not too off-topic! And thanks again!
> Paul Laufer

Christopher R. Hertel -)-----                   University of Minnesota
crh at              Networking and Telecommunications Services

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