Reply 40 of 43, by DosFreak

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Your best bet would be to make sure your router is compatible with open source router firmware and then request the feature to be added to those.

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Reply 42 of 43, by mateusz.viste

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carlostex wrote on 2022-03-05, 13:03:

Any chance EtherDFS can work in the future mapping USB (samba- or ftp-exposed) drives on a router?

If you want samba, use MSCLIENT... EtherDFS is a different protocol and requires its implementation to be on server-side.

Cyberdyne wrote on 2022-03-05, 16:31:

Why no EtherSVR port to Windows? How hard would it be?

Why: because I am not interested in Windows.
How hard it would be: No idea. Feel free to do it and tell.

carlostex wrote on 2022-03-06, 21:57:

(...) i was merely suggesting that because there would be no need for an extra machine since routers already have a USB disk.

You can do it the other way around: use your own Linux router instead of some commercial SOHO blobs, and then you have the power to install whatever you want on it. At home my router is a light Linux running on a PC-Engine APU4 board. Works flawlessly. EtherDFS included.

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Reply 43 of 43, by keenerb

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Bit of a necropost but I have encountered an oddity with etherdfs:

I have two drives available for mapping on the host, /mnt/msdos and /mnt/backup:

etherdfs eth0 /mlnt/msdos /mnt/backup

On the client, I have C: and D: physical drives, D: being a CDROM

CDROM listing without etherdfs loaded reports:


Then I type etherdfs :: c-e

It reports installed etc. etc. E: -> [C:] on <mac address>

Now when I check my CD drive the directory listing is

. <DIR>
.. <DIR>

Three of the original folders have been replaced with folders from the /mnt/backup host folder, which I didn't even specify as a mount point.

If I specify a later drive letter, like F: instead of E:, the D: drive is unaffected, which is what I'll be doing from now on unless this "bug" (if it is one) gets looked at.