Mounting HFS+ / NTFS / Ext3 drive from iPad

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I've been searching the answers in vain but it would be very interesting to know if it would be possible to mount a file system (connected through a cable or wifi) from iOS? I've seen examples of making a FTP/HTTP server on the iPad but not a direct connection to a file system. Can it be done?

Apps that creates a FTP/HTTP server: playable and WiFilet

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I never try anything like this, but this is what I can tell you:

You can't do this directly in titanium, you will have to create a module for this.

Then, my guess is, you may be able to mount hfs+, but you will have to forget about ntfs or ext3... I do not own a ipad, but don't think ipad can mount ntfs or ext3, so if you really want this, you will need to create a reader for thoses file system... and this may take a cople of years.

Once again, I do not own a ipad, and never try this. So I can be wrong, but what you are asking may be a more complexe job than you think

— answered 2 years ago by Etienne V. Labelle
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  • >So I can be wrong, but what you are asking may be a more complexe job than you think

    Yeah, you're probably right, but I do have hope in the Titanium.Network.BonjourBrowser class. I definately need to read up on file sharing in the different OS'es but the socket module makes me think it isn't impossible.

    However I'm still hoping for responses from someone who has toyed around with this.

    Thanks for the reply Etienne

    — commented 2 years ago by Jon Ronnenberg

  • A courtesy googling shows that Bonjour should be perfect for connecting with iOS but a SMB implementation build on the Tcp class is needed for Windows and perhaps most flavors of Linux.

    — commented 2 years ago by Jon Ronnenberg

>So I can be wrong, but what you are asking may be a more complexe job than you think

Yeah, you're probably right, but I do have hope in the Titanium.Network.BonjourBrowser class. I definately need to read up on file sharing in the different OS'es but the socket module makes me think it isn't impossible.

However I'm still hoping for responses from someone who has toyed around with this.

Thanks for the reply Etienne

Did anyone implement Network.BonjourService. I need to use this service to communicate with network through SMB protocol. Anyone has experience, whether this service can expose SMB or not.

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