Access Apple MobileMe iDisk from OpenSolaris

Turns out iDisk is WebDAV compliant, and using a generic client seems to be far quicker and more reliable in operation than either managing iDisk content with the MobileMe BUI, or using iDisk+Finder in Mac OS – the latter of which appears to have dire performance issues.

 

Follow the steps (on an OSOL snv_133 x64 system)…

OpenSolaris - connect to server...

Use secure WebDAV (standard HTTP works okay too), and enter your iDisk address in the form of idisk.me.com/username

Use secure WebDAV...

iDisk is now connected

When dragging and dropping files to upload using Nautilus, I noticed that the “File Operations” status bar doesn’t accurately reflect data transfer progress – more often than not the progress bar will sit at some arbitrary reading without any movement. However, looking at Gnome System Monitor -> Network History one can see that data is indeed being uploaded when this happens.

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4 thoughts on “Access Apple MobileMe iDisk from OpenSolaris

  1. David Browning

    Thanks. I had been using their web based fron end and it would time out while compressing downloads. this worked great

    Reply

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