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Old 01-05-2005, 06:35 PM   #1
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Post File sharing on a network NFS

At our school we have 4 machines and they're all together on a simple network...but not connected to the outside world of internet (yet.....)

all of the ips on the four machines are:

computer 1 name--->Hobbes
computer 2 name--->JJ&P

both computers can ping each other.....but we want JJ&P to 'cd' into a directory created in "Hobbes" on the JJ&P computer

i guess it would be like:

cd /Hobbes

(now JJ&P can see certainly files on a dir that Hobbes made, via the private network)

so the question is this linux folks:


in plain terms: how do you make an NFS on a network so all the computers on that network can see files on OTHER need to ssh, telnet, no passwords, plain ole file sharing....

the closest we got was:
mount -t nfs /Hobbes
^^not right at all


PS we all have Suse 9.1

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Old 01-05-2005, 07:26 PM   #2
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This should work:
1: as root on the box that will be sharing the files
chkconfig --level 35 nfs on

2: if not already exists create a directory
mkdir /name/of/directory

3: create the export entry (you might want to replace * with the IP of the hosts on you network)
echo "/name/do/directory *(sync,ro)" > /etc/exportfs

4: start nfs
service nfs start

5: on the you are connecting from
showmount -e $IP_of_server_that's_sharing_the_file

6: mount files locally
mount -t nfs $IP_of_server_that's_sharing_the_file:/name/of/directory /where/you/want/to/mount

That should do the trick....

Old 01-05-2005, 07:29 PM   #3
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I was able to find a tutorial that also looks might like it


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