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Old 11-15-2011, 05:39 AM   #1
jogl_z_8
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Accessing files across LAN.


I have 5 computers on my LAN (all Debian boxes) and would like to be able to access the HD's (the /home directories for now) of all from which ever machine I happen to be using. All machines are set up with the same user name and the same password.

What is the easiest way of doing that?

Thanks,
JP.

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Old 11-15-2011, 05:46 AM   #2
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The very easiest, at a user level, probably sshfs. Really depends how you want this access to work. having a big web of interlinked shares sounds a bit nasty though, maybe you should promote one machine to be a proper server for /home and use NFS?
 
Old 11-15-2011, 08:06 AM   #3
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+1 for sshfs. You need to setup sshd on each computer then (to make it extra convenient) setup ssh so that you can login to each of the computers without a password. Then if you install sshfs you can mount the remote computer on a local folder:
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sshfs ${remote-hostname}:/path/to/folder/you/want/to/mount /local/folder/to/mount/on
 
Old 11-15-2011, 09:51 AM   #4
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I'll try sshfs first.

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