Tim: >> The hint about understanding this, is when you try and open a file in a >> file browser, which will actually be opened in an external application, >> is that the file browser doesn't pass the file to the application, it >> passes the filepath to the application (the file's address), and that >> application opens the file itself. It's got to be an addressing scheme >> that the application supports. Trond Danielsen: > If Gnome and Kde would stop using their own implementations (f.ex. > gnome-vfs) and instead just provide a wrapper around fuse or pmount to > mount the remote location into the file system, then this would no > longer be a problem. Mounting sftp is supported by fuse and sshfs, and > samba is supported by the kernel, so this should not be a major > problem. Does anybody else think is a good idea? I think the /net directory and one of the auto-fs services is supposed to do that, but I've never a read a good explanation. Heck, I don't think I've read anything describe what you're supposed to do with the /net directory. Auto mounting of read-only media ought to be easy, and virtually transparent to the user. Writeable media is a bit more difficult. Networked resources even more so. But the current situation is a bit of a mess. -- (Currently running FC4, occasionally trying FC5.) Don't send private replies to my address, the mailbox is ignored. I read messages from the public lists.