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Old 01-24-2007, 03:05 AM   #1
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How do I share directories between two linux computer in the net?


I found in Google only from Linux to windows.

Actually, I need from Linux to Linux in VMware.
 
Old 01-24-2007, 06:49 AM   #2
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Native linux sharing file system is NFS - Network File System.
There are many tutorials for this on linuxquestions and in the net.
You read propably about Samba, why not using it in sharing files between two Linux machines ?
 
Old 01-24-2007, 09:51 AM   #3
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Samba is the wrong tool to share between linux boxes. NFS is much much better. Samba is great, but it is a reverse engineered system, wherein *nix computers try to emulate windows networking. NFS is native to *nix, and fully open. There is no emulation of another system going on. You'll see much better results and have a much easier time using NFS between 2 linux boxes than you would with samba.

It's a similar to asking why don't 2 Chinese people talk to each other in French. If they both know French it is at least possible, but Chinese makes much more sense as the language of communication between them.

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Old 01-24-2007, 10:35 AM   #4
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Yes but NFS is based on UDP, so this rather a disadvantage of it. You never can be fully sure that the operation was done properly. It fits more to me if you share some small files, but when you need to share some huge files... It can be... Hum.. I won't say dangerous but.. you never know
 
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Dangerous is a bit strong of a word. It might not copy well, but that doesn't make it dangerous. Besides that, this page explains the use of rcp to help the transfer along, and suggests limiting the copy size to 25 Mb at a time:

http://ibmdocs.ncep.noaa.gov/userman...rge_files.html

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