I've got a Mac Mini that doesn't have a DVD drive. Apple says you can share a DVD drive over the network, but their "magical" approach only works with Windows and other Macs.
Can I get Remote Disc to work with my Ubuntu laptop or get this functionality with another method?
I don't mind setting up a network share somehow (NFS or similar) but it has got to be easy to turn on and off, with some script I'd imagine. I use my laptop in public spaces very often and I don't want others picking up my open DVD drive while I use public wifi.
On the Mac side, I'd want the DVD to show up in Finder. I don't mind running a script here either to mount/unmount the drive.
Ultimately, the solution has to be frictionless. It should work in any LAN environment. You can assume DHCP is on and the IP addresses for both computers will change once in a while. I also alternate between wifi and wired depending on where my laptop happens to be in the house.
Your thoughts are appreciated!