[CentOS] USB, AutoMount & VNC

Guy Boisvert boisvert.guy at videotron.ca
Fri Mar 27 19:56:04 UTC 2009


MHR wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 6:35 AM, Guy Boisvert <boisvert.guy at videotron.ca> wrote:
>> Hi!
>>
>>        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.
> 
> Thanks.
> 
> mhr
> _______________________________________________

Hi,

	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 
allowed.

	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.
IngTegration inc.


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