[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] lavf: add samba protocol via libsmbclient

Derek Buitenhuis derek.buitenhuis at gmail.com
Sun Jul 13 18:03:45 CEST 2014

On 7/13/2014 4:58 PM, Nicolas George wrote:
> Not wrong, merely too concise for the inattentive reader.

Technically, wrong. Since with proper setup you *can* achieve the

> And indeed, I know of several hosting services where FUSE is not enabled.
> Low-end VPS services frequently fall in that category, as they use custom
> kernels with strange virtualization methods.

You're going to mount a remote CIFS fs on a cheap VPS? This fails big time
from a design standpoint, and I see no reason to encourage it.

> To allow to mount anything really without root privileges, you would need an
> implementation that work solely in userland, not relying on a kernel
> infrastructure: it would need to divert system calls using ptrace or shared
> library magic. It has been started a few times, but nothing satisfactory
> came out of it. The closest actually usable thing that exist would probably
> be User Mode Linux.

$5 says it gets added somehow to kitchensinkd^Wsystemd :P

- Derek

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