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Old 05-11-2004, 05:55 AM   #1
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linux file sharing


Hi! how do I share files in linux? I have a mandrake and a red hat box. Maybe you could give me links to sites. Most of the sites that I visited dealt with networking windows and linux. Thanks!
 
Old 05-11-2004, 06:02 AM   #2
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You could of course set a ftp server... easy way (ProFtpd, vsFtpd etc), and a ftp client.

You want to share between the two PC's, or with other computers in the internet. If so, you could get a Direct Connect client, server, whatever...
 
Old 05-11-2004, 07:07 AM   #3
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I've already networked the two computers through a cross-over cable. Isn't there something like a network neighborhood in linux? where I can just share a folder to make it available to the other computer? I just want the two computers to be able to share files. Not necessarily through the internet. thanks!
 
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If you want Network Neighborhood in Linux you could install Samba but i sugest don't do that (hard to browse)... There is also NFS, but don't do that either. (NFS=Nightmare FileSystem ). I stick for now to the ideea of installing a FTP server. Then edit /etc/vsftpd.conf (for vfFTPd daemon) and create a anonymous access directory and... you'll see there what you can do. If you don't want anonymous access you can create users on both computers and let them login to their home directories (and more if you wish).

I'll others with more experience to give more advices. (and probably better)
Hoped I helped.
 
Old 05-11-2004, 09:33 AM   #5
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thanks a bunch for the really quick reply! I'll try setting up an ftp server. =)
 
  


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