[Spice-devel] access local files and folder from remote VM

Charles.Tsai-蔡清海-工程部 charles.tsai at cloudena.com
Sat Dec 31 18:57:44 PST 2011

Hi John,

Thank you for information. I searched the information of sshfs. In Microsoft windows, I found an open source for it and it is basically a user mode file system.
As for the X2GO, it is basically a remote desktop connection utility which is similar what SPICE does.

I could not catch your points how you can you in slot SPICE in the place of NX? Can tell me where I can find the information/article regarding this? Also, it is my doubt why the dokan(sshfs) cannot work with SPICE? Can the SPICE use existing channel for instance "main channel" to send the local files system information to the guest OS? Any problem with this implementation approach?

-----Original Message-----
From: John A. Sullivan III [mailto:jsullivan at opensourcedevel.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, December 27, 2011 1:07 AM
To: Charles.Tsai-蔡清海-工程部
Cc: spice-devel at lists.freedesktop.org
Subject: Re: [Spice-devel] access local files and folder from remote VM

On Mon, 2011-12-26 at 14:28 +0800, Charles.Tsai-蔡清海-工程部 wrote:
> All,
> I am wondering if  SPICE allows a remote VM to access local files or 
> folder as RDP does. In RDP, the local files or folder can be accessed 
> by the remote desktop if it is configured.
> But I do not find such a feature to be provided by SPICE. Can anyone 
> tell me how to add such a feature into SPICE, if SPICE does not have 
> such a feature.

You could try doing an sshfs mount in parallel.  That is basically the approach taken by the X2Go project (www.x2go.org).  In fact, one of our thoughts is to embed SPICE inside of X2Go if the features we need are not available when we feel we are ready to use SPICE since X2Go is really a wrapper solution and we should be able to slot in SPICE in place of NX - John

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