... is a FUSE-based
file system. You may think of it, as a downloader with the speed of light.
A german proverb states: An example tells more than 1000 words.
httpfs http://192.168.0.86/knoppix_dvd_501_stripped.iso ~/test
This speed is unbelievable. You may ask, what's the catch?
(content of ~/test)
mkdir ~/dvd.iso sudo mount ~/test/knoppix_dvd_501_stripped.iso ~/dvd.iso -o ro,loop
When will this swindle be revealed? Hopefully never.
You can go on, browsing the ISO for files, which may be of interest to you.
You can open any
(content of ~/dvd.iso)
readme-fileswithout losing your illusion. But of course you can't watch a movie, if you only have an analog modem.