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Old 02-05-2009, 10:09 AM   #1
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Bash / GUI Equivalent to "Go > Connect to Server"


Here at school we have macs, and the process for logging into the student shared space is as listed in the subject.

The issue I'm having is accessing that server from home (off-campus). I'm using Kubuntu 8.10. Is there an equivalent to "Go > connect to server?" The in-house IT guy said Linux couldn't do it.

I thanked him politely, and resolved to never ask that doofus another question.

Thanks,
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Old 02-05-2009, 10:46 AM   #2
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i'll bite. what type of server (ssh, http, ftp, nfs, ...)

i would start with a ping or traceroute to that server to make sure there is no firewall between you and the school.

although the school may disable that port outside of the dmz (are you able to do what you want to do from where you are with a mac ?).
 
Old 02-05-2009, 10:55 AM   #3
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the mac seems to be using something called apple filing protocol (afp) - never heard of it ?

here is the first return of google(mount afp)= http://stackoverflow.org/wiki/Mount_...are_from_Linux
 
Old 02-05-2009, 12:05 PM   #4
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Isn't that some kind of Apache-related protocol? I don't use AFP but in Linux I'm used to connect to remote servers using Nautilus. This saves the settings in both a desktop icon and a GTK bookmark, and any later access is as easy as accessing the bookmark or double-clicking the icon…

Yves.
 
Old 02-07-2009, 12:25 AM   #5
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AFP Protocol

Thanks schneidz,

I'm absolutely positive it is an AFP protocol because my wife's MacBook connects flawlessly, just like at school (and because it says it's connecting to afp://blahblah/ad/nauseum/).

I've read a number of threads on the Ubuntu forums that went WAY over my head, and installed the packages you recommended, but I'll have to dig around (the usr/bin?) to find out where they are, and to run the ./config, etc. I guess it was too much to expect Mozilla or KDE to write an AFP add-on for Firefox or Konqueror.

It's not critical at this juncture (yet), but I genuinely appreciate you pointing me in what has all the earmarks of the right direction. If you ever find yourself in Indianapolis, the beer is on me.
 
  


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