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Re: httpfs, tarfs --help

From: Adam Olsen
Subject: Re: httpfs, tarfs --help
Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2001 02:57:56 +0000
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On Sun, Dec 23, 2001 at 09:48:06AM +1100, Michael Lucas-Smith wrote:
> >
> >
> >>2) Use some special `extensions translator' which automatically sets
> >>translators for files with known extensions.
> >
> >Yeah, this might be possible.  For a start, you could work on a filemux. 
> >Then you need to couple the translator to start by filemux to the file 
> >type.
> I personally think having translators start automatically for a MIME like 
> system would be extremely impressive.

And to make it even more impressive, make it take full advantage of
the security mechanisms the hurd can provide, eg no user ids (is that
the term I'm looking for?

Personally, I'm paranoid just playing a mpeg or viewing a ps file, but
what options do I really have?

Adam Olsen, aka Rhamphoryncus

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