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Re: Bug#595820: ITP: woof -- A small, simple, stupid webserver to share files

Le mercredi 08 septembre 2010 à 01:33 +0200, Salvo Tomaselli a écrit :
> On Tuesday 07 September 2010 15:18:26 Josselin Mouette wrote:
> > No. gnome-user-share does not need root permissions.
> I use kde. After installing your gnome-user-share it i couldn't find how to 
> start it. I found a configuration window but netstat -l doesn't show anything 
> listening.

Have you considered, I don’t know… starting the daemon?

There used to be similar software for KDE (kpf). I don’t know what
happened to it, though.

> Also no man page provided -> too complex for me, really.

Have you considered, I don’t know… looking at the documentation? Manual
pages are not a useful documentation system for GUI programs, which is
why many upstreams don’t care about them anymore.

> The netcat thing is much easier. At least man nc exists.

No comment.

> > Well that’s usually the case when you don’t have root permissions.
> Long example:
> i own a box that has no screen and uses ssh. There are many entries in 
> /etc/shadow but only one of the users knows the root password.

And you want your users to start random webservers on random TCP ports
on this box to share their files? Way to go. I’m happy you’re not
administrating my network.

> > Maybe we could increase the distribution quality by requiring anyone
> > making an ITP to be part of a core package’s maintenance team.
> You could indeed suggest that, but some people just don't have enough time or 
> skills to be usefull in a core package, and your proposal wouldn't lead to a 
> better maintenance of core packages but just to the dropping of less important 
> packages.

This would already reduce the load on the FTP, release and security
teams, and allow their members to do more useful things.

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