[CentOS] USB, AutoMount & VNC
boisvert.guy at videotron.ca
Fri Mar 27 19:56:04 UTC 2009
> On Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 6:35 AM, Guy Boisvert <boisvert.guy at videotron.ca> wrote:
>> I'm trying to figure out how to make automount do its job when nobody
>> is logged at the console and the user access the server by VNC. Does
>> anybody knows how to make CentOS automount USB Hard Drives / Pendrive
>> when accessed by VNC?
> Could you describe the problem a little more clearly? Separation of
> console from USB-accessible hardware, how VNC fits in in this
> scenario, etc.
> It sounds like someone wants to log in remotely (VNC), plug in a
> (local) USB device and access it (remotely), which doesn't make sense
> to me.
It make senses if you're running a box headless (it will be headless
soon, now i'm testing it with K+V+M attached). We're using a CentOS box
to plug USB Flash drive & external hard drive into it. The CentOS box
is then used to FTP the content of these external drives to a Winblows
box, all that filtered by a firewall between the 2 boxes. Only FTP is
Doing some tests on the CentOS box, i saw that if i log into the
console, then the local session and the remote VNC sessions will see the
drives automounted. If i log out of the console, then the VNC session
won't see anything. It's like the automount works only if somebody is
logged at the console.
Hope i was clearer. Thanks!
Guy Boisvert, ing.
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