[Rpcemu] Network setup question

Dave Symes dave at triffid.co.uk
Thu Mar 7 13:13:32 PST 2013


In article <8cc4b62853.old_coaster at old_coaster.yahoo.co.uk>,
   Tony Moore <old_coaster at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> On 7 Mar 2013, Dave Symes <dave at triffid.co.uk> wrote:
> > In article <fd735f2853.old_coaster at old_coaster.yahoo.co.uk>,
> >    Tony Moore <old_coaster at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> > > On 6 Mar 2013, Dave Symes <dave at triffid.co.uk> wrote:
> >
> > > > Next question relates to ShareFS.
> > > >
> > > > All my machines have names attached to their IP address, and those
> > > > names show up in the ShareFS "Menu-Show discs" window on any RO
> > > > Sys that's running, however, even though RPCEmu has a name
> > > > (Blackfan) attached to its address, it doesn't present as the
> > > > given differentiating name, but presents as HardDisc4 everywhere.
> >
> > > I believe that the IP address is not relevant to ShareFS. If the
> > > disc which you are sharing has its icon on the iconbar, Menu > Share
> > > etc will create a ShareFS share, with the same name as the disc.
> >
> > > This doesn't work with HostFS because there is no iconbar Menu. In
> > > this case, you need an obey file, ShareFS_setup, in boot Tasks,
> > > containing something like
> >
> > >    ShareFSWindow 1 { > null: }
> > >    ShareFSIcon aaa
> > >    Share HostFS:$ bbb
> >
> > > where aaa is the name of a remote disc displayed on the local
> > > iconbar, and bbb is the name allocated to the HostFS share, to be
> > > displayed on a remote iconbar. The first line ensures ShareFS
> > > transfer reliability.
> >
> > Thanks for the thought Tony, though it doesn't appear to be correct.
> > :-(

> You need to read the small-print :)

Sorry, Have I missed something?

> > I already have in Tasks an Obey Shares setup file.
> > It contains:
> > ShareFSWindow 1 { > null: }
> > ShareFSIcon Public
> >
> > (That gives me just a single icon on every RO install, including
> > RPCEmu, from which I use the menu to select which RO share I want to
> > activate, as I don't want them all auto mounted, as that would be a
> > lot of Iconbar real estate gone.) It also give Me and She a single
> > directory, common over all the machines into which we can put stuff
> > for the other person.

> Here, *ShareFSIcon Public adds an icon to the iconbar, from which I can
> mount any of the available ShareFS shares, but there is no Public
> directory on this machine. Do you have an actual Public directory - and
> if so, where? - or is it a device for accessing the ShareFS shares?

It's actually a $.Directory on these machines.

> > If I add to that as you note above, two things happen.
> > 1) I get an error message Filing system or path HostFS not present.

> The *Share HostFS line may appear in the ShareFS setup file, _only_ if
> HostFS is present in the system, ie RPCEmu. The setup file for RPCEmu
> cannot be the same as for the real RiscPCs.

Sorry, don't understand that?

> > 2) I then still get the HardDisc4 icon as the FS link to the Emu
> > machine. Obviously...

> You could change the name of your RPCEmu ADFS drive but, if you wish to
> retain the current generic name, try including a line in the ShareFS
> setup file (for the RPCEmu machine only)

>    *Share ADFS::HardDisc4.$ Blackfan

> where Blackfan is your name for the share (as below)

Yes that does work, but I'm still getting a HardDisc4 share as well in the
Shares window.
Dave

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Dave Triffid



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