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Old 05-26-2004, 10:27 AM   #1
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Networking 2 linux boxes together


OK Here is what I want to do:

1) Network together two linux boxes so that I can share files b/w them.
2) Share the printers on system one with system two.

I tried toying with samba last night and I had it set up so that print sharing was turned on for system 1 and system 2 had the printers installed via networked cups. I couldn't print anything. When I set up samba I was able to see each computer, but then my printers dissappeared on the system 1 where they are a hardware attachement. I removed all the samba stuff and unhooked the printers. Rebooted and unconfigured them, then rebooted and rehooked/reconfigured them. Now they are back. Wierd...clearly I don't know what I am doing.

Currently the set up looks like this

System 1

eth0 ip 192.168.0.2
localhost 127.0.0.1

System 2

eth0 ip 192.168.0.5
localhost 127.0.0.1


Now if someone could help walk me through the appropriate way to set up the # 1 and #2 tasks from above ....that would be really great!

Thanks

Dave
 
Old 05-26-2004, 12:23 PM   #2
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If you are just networking the two linux boxes together, with windows nowhere to be found, you don't need SMB, you need NFS. IMHO, N(etwork) F(ile) S(ystem) is much easier to work too!!
 
Old 05-26-2004, 01:15 PM   #3
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Networking with NFS

Ok....so can you do a walkthrough or post a link to a walkthrough of setting up NFS?

and what is the method to handle the printer sharing from machine 1 to machine 2?

thanks,

Dave
 
Old 05-26-2004, 01:34 PM   #4
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Sorry I didn't post a longer reply..... am at work, and this is considered "personal" browsing,
I have a great how-to at home which I will post soon as I get there.
Luck,
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Old 05-28-2004, 09:45 AM   #5
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Mr. Smee,

Just wanted to know if you could post that walkthrough for file and print sharing?

Thanks

DH
 
Old 05-29-2004, 06:10 AM   #6
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http://www.freeos.com/articles/2591/

That's a pretty simple, but effective way of showing you how to use NFS to share devices over the network. Sorry it took me so long to respond, had a few crashes to deal with over the past couple of days. If you know how to mount and unmount your drives and partitions, NFS is extremely easy!!

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Old 05-29-2004, 11:41 AM   #7
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no worries I have been using gftp to send files back and forth for the moment. I will go through the article and check it out, thanks. Will this also cover the printer sharing?


Cheers,

Dave
 
  


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