I have a BSNL wireless router and two computers. One is a desktop system , choke full of hardd drives and the other is a laptop. Both run Mandriva 2008 GNU/Linux . Both the computers are connected wirelessly to the router [ I am afraid of wired connections - a lightning strike once fried my router and the desktop's network card ]. Naturally , I want to back up data over the network to my desktop from my laptop.
No rsync stuff here. Just an occasional copy paste should suffice. So I asked around and looked on the net and found that most people run Samba or NFS mount the remote partition or use ssh-fuse.
Me being very very lazy , didnt want to do any setup. I had sshd running on both computers so i could occasionally shut down the Desktop from my laptop or update it. I was very disappointed.
That is , until I found that konqueror’s KIO slaves include something called a ‘fish’ protocol. Now this was a very welcome news.
All I had to do was type in ‘fish://remote.computers.IP’ into konqueror’s address bar and he will automatically open a dialogue which asks for your username and password on the remote computer. And when you enter the password……..Thats it !! . Konqueror will open the default file management view at the remote users home directory.
No other thing is required except sshd .
This was an awesome find. And one more reason to say “കോണ്ക്വെറര് പുലിയാണു് കേട്ടാ !!”