mapping [process|socket|...] to Filesystem

Björn König bkoenig at
Mon Jan 2 13:29:28 PST 2006

Richard Kästner schrieb:
> Hello,
> hope to find some help, hints and experience here:
> an external device expects commands and command data,
> it produces result-codes and result data.
> Communication is done via HTTP (and working)
> The idea is, to allow access via Samba, which requires either implementation 
> of Samba - VFS modules or mapping to BSD-Filesystem - pseudofs came to my 
> mind.
> [...]


your description is a little bit vague to me, but it sounds like that 
this task can be probably done by using portalfs. See mount_portalfs(8) 
for examples.

Regards Björn

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