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Old 10-10-2012, 10:10 AM   #1
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file sharing


how to i share a folder in centos 6 when i go to networks i only find winows network i could not find any centos systems .... thanks in advance
 
Old 10-10-2012, 10:39 AM   #2
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NFS or SAMBA ?
 
Old 10-10-2012, 02:28 PM   #3
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A little background here ...

If you're not finding the systems that you expect to see, you need to consider the answer to three questions:
  1. How do the systems in question share their files? Do they use the Windows protocol (e.g. SAMBA), or the Unix Network File System (NFS) protocol, or something else?
  2. (Never overlook the obvious ...) Do they in fact share their files? Are they on-line? Do you in fact have network connectivity to them?
  3. What file-sharing protocols does your system support, and are the necessary system-services etc. that may be needed to provide that support actually running?
In my experience, problems like these often turn out to be "great big time-wasters" because the solution usually turns out to be "quite simple, even painfully obvious," when I stopped 'assuming' and actually 'checked.'

Unlike Windows, which rather blissfully assumes that "nothing in the Universe exists except The Microsoft Way™," Linux is built to support the real world ... with many options at your disposal and therefore more parameters which all must be configured in just the right way. A very systematic trouble-shooting process is needed... "check everything, assume nothing."

Last edited by sundialsvcs; 10-10-2012 at 02:30 PM.
 
Old 10-10-2012, 07:55 PM   #4
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What sundialsvcs said...
And, NFS does not advertise its shares on the network. In order to mount a NFS share, you have to know about it a priori.
--- rod.
 
  


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