Bug 394753 - Mount network shares permanently, method to be simple for non IT people.
Summary: Mount network shares permanently, method to be simple for non IT people.
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 75324
Alias: None
Product: kio-extras
Classification: Frameworks and Libraries
Component: Samba (show other bugs)
Version: 18.04.0
Platform: Other Linux
: NOR wishlist
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Plasma Bugs List
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Reported: 2018-05-27 16:15 UTC by ianp
Modified: 2020-02-07 14:13 UTC (History)
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Description ianp 2018-05-27 16:15:21 UTC
Either a tool, or a Dolphin integration, to display, mount, unmount network shares for a normal user with no technical or IT knowledge.
(not sure to which product to attach this)
This will have the effect to make a permanently mount (generate a fstab entry?) for Samba/CIFS/SFTP/NFS shares on a LAN.
See Knetworkmounter which looks like it does some of the required functions: https://neptuneos.com/en/knetworkmounter.html
1) Discovery and display of networks shares, the interactive way Dolphin or smb4K does, by graphical navigation, is required in the mount process. No IP address or path is needed.
2) Mount to be by selecting a share, and clicking or right-clicking a Mount button. 
3) Mounted shares should be shown as mounted. E.G. by attaching an eject Icon in Dolphin.
4) The shares should remain mounted after rebooting. And until they are  unmounted by the user.
5) The possibility to unmount a share by simply clicking on an unmount button. With a warning/confirmation OK/Cancel dialog.
No knowledge of IP addresses or text editing or command line commands should required. As this request is intended for non IT people who are expect to access shares very simply on other systems.
Comment 1 ianp 2018-05-27 17:19:52 UTC
The mounted share should then be available in file pickers of applications. So,for example, Gimp File Open should be able to navigate to the mounted share folder.
Comment 2 Nate Graham 2020-02-07 14:13:08 UTC
This was effectively done with Bug 75324!

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 75324 ***