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Old 08-25-2003, 04:47 AM   #16
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oh, and i was trying out a application called nmap. it's supposed to be a port scanner or something, what is it used for? and how is port scanning useful? i went to the website but couldn't find anything useful.
 
Old 08-25-2003, 05:00 AM   #17
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Thats a fairly broad question. Look into nfs to mount files from another linux box. eg

mount 192.168.1.2:/home /mnt/home

you need the nfs service started on the pc you are mounting.

if you edit /etc/hosts you can equate the ip address to a name.

For winx machines and linux machines you can use samba a subject in itself. There are many posts about it on this forum.
 
Old 08-25-2003, 05:23 AM   #18
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what is nfs?
yeah, some people have suggested to look into samba. i've seen books about it, and don't really want to start reading through it yet.. it's about the size of all the volumes of encyclopedia britanica!
but i just want to view and retrieve files on the net work only! that's it! why is it so hard!?!!? oooR!
hehe..
 
Old 08-25-2003, 06:04 AM   #19
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the best way to do simple file copy is to run an ssh server on the linux machine(probably has one already) and use pscp or psftp which comes with a program called putty for windows. nfs is the Network File System but i dont like it, its not very secure and requires quite a few daemons. also it is *nix <==> *nix you wont be able to use it with a windows machine. samba is what you want but as you say there are libraries of books out there just to make it work. so i would stick with putty and ssh for now.
 
Old 08-25-2003, 06:15 AM   #20
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If you are using redhat 7.2 you should have samba. if not installed as an rpm on the cd. If you want to experiment with it
edit the file /etc/samba/smb.conf. Look for the line
security = ??????
and replace it with security = share

Furthure down there is a section share definitions with examples
It should be easy to change this to suit your setup.
Have fun!
 
  


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