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what about encrypted AFP?
Authored by: gruffell on Sep 11, '07 04:01:08PM

This is easier than the tunnel method because you don't need to do anything special on the server - so long as it has ssh which is the real advantage of this, you can connect to any computer that has ssh and mount the filesystem as a harddrive.

Look at the "What else can MacFuse do?" section and watch the demo there it gives you a much better description than I can do here.



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what about encrypted AFP?
Authored by: Alrescha on Sep 11, '07 04:13:07PM

"This is easier than the tunnel method because you don't need to do anything special on the server"

I don't understand this comment. I've been tunneling port 548 over ssh for a long time and I never had to do anything special on the server end.

I'm sure Fuse has an application, but for OS X to OS X connections, I don't see an incentive to change.

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what about encrypted AFP?
Authored by: Anonymous on Sep 12, '07 03:33:42PM
"I'm sure Fuse has an application, but for OS X to OS X connections, I don't see an incentive to change."
There's your answer. But Web developers often have hosting on a remote Linux machine. They might be using MySQL and so have a use for mysqlfs. Content creators might like to explore and debug their master DVD content with DVDfs. FUSE unifies these under a single mechanism to support any data structure as a filesystem. This is the Unix philosophy: elegant.

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