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Old 04-04-2004, 02:53 PM   #1
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standard linux file sharing protocol?

Hey everyone,

well, I've been using linux for a while, but i still can't figure out a real basic way to transfer files between two networked computer (ie, like SMB file sharing in windows). I know how to get stuff over ftp or even SMB, but it seems like a waste to go out of my way to use the windows file sharing protocol. What's the standard way to do it on linux? Do you have to mount the remote drive? If so, how?

Old 04-04-2004, 03:09 PM   #2
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You need to look into nfs.

man nfs is a good place to start.
Old 04-04-2004, 05:09 PM   #3
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NFS is the unix/linux way of sharing files. You export a directory which then is mounted on the clients.

NFS uses security at the machine level (IP address) in contrast to SMB which offers security based on username/password.


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