[linux-elitists] Per-user network up and down scripts
Fri Dec 5 16:54:03 PST 2008
> In my world, automounters tend to cause more trouble than they merit.
> Ah, that must have been the problem. Need to use massively more
> underscores in the future.
Or maybe choose a turn of phrase that doesn't sound like "on the Earth
where I live, like a sensible person."
> Still no compelling use for automounting of casual storage, though --
> mostly more cruft to go wrong, where present.
I do find the very idea kind of nerve-wracking, but this use case has
been rather well tested. At least these systems are often using /media
instead of turning /mnt into a Brigadoon of FAT-formatted user-owned
> This did not strike me as a happy situation: In my view, basic
> OS-level operations like filesystem management shouldn't require that
> not only X11 but also session management, object broker services, and
> an entire "desktop environment" brass band be on the march. Nothing
> wrong with GNOME/X11 being available as front-end management interface
> #1 of n, to such back-end functionality, of course. That's how *ix
> retains network transparency in X11.
> I'm joking, of course. Network transparency in X11 is appreciated
> _only_ by diehards who actually understand the concept of modularity.
(and who don't mind the fact that remote X11 is the worst form of
network-transparent graphical rendering we have in Linux)
BitKeeper, how quaint. Nick Moffitt
-- Alan Cox firstname.lastname@example.org
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