Posted Feb 27, 2007 7:19 UTC (Tue) by eru
In reply to: file managers
Parent article: New KDE 4 preview shows progress (Linux.com)
I think, if I remember correctly, that NFS did do random access much faster then anybody else. The downsides to sshfs is things like not handling ACLs or being able to handle special file types like named pipes, but that's not that important just for desktop file sharing.
How can sshfs (and other similar FS'es over a file transfer protocol) do
random access at all? The FAQ you linked to in your followup did not answer this. Do they just copy a file back and forth? I guess this works
for small files, but is infeasible for very large ones, and those are
precisely the ones where random access is most useful.
About pipes on desktop, some programs do create them in the
user's home directory. Wine is one.
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