Mounting an FTP space ?

Never you mind scrpt at
Thu Mar 1 20:32:02 UTC 2007

On 02/03/2007, at 2:58 AM, John Nielsen wrote:

> On Thursday 01 March 2007 01:37, Never you mind wrote:
>> On my Mac from the Finder I can select "Connect to server", give it 
>> the
>> details of an ftp location and it will connect and display the ftp
>> space as a drive on the desktop.
>> Can I obtain the same sort of functionality using freeBSD and xfce
>> desktop manager?
> I haven't used it, but the sysutils/fusefs-curlftpfs should allow you 
> to mount
> an ftp location as a virtual filesystem. The desktop icon thing you'll 
> have
> to work out on your own, but it shouldn't be too difficult (a shortcut 
> to
> your chosen mountpoint should suffice).

thanks John, That sounds like what I want.

I have previously used KDE as the desktop manager and it included 
graphical tools which managed this job. However, I'm learning to like 
xfce and looking at what I can do to make it work for me.


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