Sunday, January 30, 2005

LUFS to the rescue!

A superbly amazing piece of software...
something i was thinking for quite some time now :)

LUFS is enabling you to mount into your file hierarchy a remote computer's file system, which is accessible by various means (ftp, ssh, etc.). Then, the access to the remote files will be completely network transparent. In other words, you'll be able to read/modify remote files as if they were local, watch movies/listen to MP3s from FTP/SSH/Gnutella servers without copying them locally. Sheer magic. Now skip to the next section.

OK, it's time to fasten your seatbelt and hold your breath: Kansas is going bye-bye 'cause you're about to swallow the red pill.

Forget everything you knew about file sharing clients. This is a glimpse of the future...

You mount a gnetfs in ~/gnet. You wait a couple of minutes so it can establish its peer connections. You start a search by creating a subdirectory of SEARCH: mkdir “~/gnet/SEARCH/metallica mp3”. You wait a few seconds for the results to accumulate. The you chdir to “SEARCH/metallica mp3” and try a ls: surprise – the files are there! You shoot up mpg123 and enjoy... You are happy.

Still amazed,
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