What this little Hurd image can do
+This is the README file accompanying a
+To run the disk image, just use *'qemu disk_image.img'*.
+You can find the custom *.bashrc* used to tell the user about it as well as this text itself
+in the Mercurial repository [hurd_intro](http://bitbucket.org/ArneBab/hurd_intro).
The Hurd has some unique capabilities, and we created this simple image
to enable you to easily try two of them:
To try out the simplest of translators, you can go the following simple steps:
-$ setrans hello /hurd/hello
+ $ setrans hello /hurd/hello
What you do with these steps is first verifying that the file "hello" is empty.
We already setup a a transparent FTP translator for you at /ftp:
-With it you can easily access public FTP via the file system, for example the one from the
free university of Berlin:
+With it you can easily access public FTP via the file system, for example the one from the :
-$ ls /ftp://ftp.gnu.org/
+$ ls /ftp://ftp.gnu.org/
But you can also do this very easily yourself:
-$ # Setup the translator on the node ftp:
-$ settrans -c ftp: /hurd/hostmux /hurd/ftpfs /
+ $ # Setup the translator on the node ftp:
+ $ settrans -c ftp: /hurd/hostmux /hurd/ftpfs /
and you can access FTP sites via the pseudo-directory ftp:, for example with
+$ ls ftp://ftp.gnu.org/
What you do here is setting up the translator /hurd/hostmux on ftp: and passing it the translator /hurd/ftpfs to use for resolving accesses as well as / as additional path component.