This is my Amiga, part 3
A few folks have asked how I got dropbox on my Amiga. The route was a bit circuitous but worked out well in the end. This allows me to directly access those files on Dropbox from all my Amiga apps. This method uses a Windows (or MAC) system, a Linux system ($35 for a raspberry PI would do well) with samba setup, and you're best system, an Amiga.
The flow is as follows:
1)Share your "Users" folder from your PC or MAC
2)Next mount your dropbox folder from your PC onto a linux server
3)Next share the Dropbox mount on Linux to your network
4)Finally, mount this new share on to your Amiga
Boom! Dropbox on your Amiga!
Getting down to business:
1) Share your Users folder, just right click and select "share."
2) From your Linux system mount that PC share. We use linux since the Amiga smbfs does not support smb3 shares from Windows while the Linux system does. If you're new to Linux you can use something similar to this to mount your share:
#mount -t cifs //<IP of your Windows system>/Users/<username>/Dropbox /dropbox -o username=<usename>,password=<your Windows user password>
You can also add the following to the fstab:
//172.16.0.107/Users/tekmage/Dropbox /dropbox cifs username=tekmage,password=<your Windows user password> 0 0
3) Now, you'll want to share /dropbox to your network so your Amiga can mount it:
Edit smb.conf then restart smbd.
comment = Dropbox location
path = /dropbox
valid users = tekmage
admin users = tekmage
read only = No
guest ok = No