[Thunar-dev] future thunar plans?

Benedikt Meurer benedikt.meurer at unix-ag.uni-siegen.de
Mon Jun 12 14:50:42 CEST 2006

Jani Monoses wrote:
>>I'm still not convinced that doing SMB as part of the file manager is a
>>pretty good idea. Personally, I'm still in favour of a separate "Network
>>Browser" (properly integrated with Thunar and the rest of Xfce), that
>>does SMB, NFS, SCP, etc., utilizing Avahi/Howl.
> Does using Avahi in the client not mean that services need to be 
> explicitely advertised using the zeroconf protocols by the other 
> machines on the network? Would it work with legacy windows boxes for 
> example?

Yep, Avahi requires zeroconf (which is AFAIK supported since WinXP). We
could however just query SMB clients in parallel using libsmbclient.


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