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Old 02-24-2005, 01:02 AM   #1
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Linux networking


I'm trying to network two linux boxes together. I know all about Samba to share files with windows boxes. But how do you share files with fellow linux boxes? I can share files with Samba just as easily, but I was wondering if there was something used only by linux to share files ...
 
Old 02-24-2005, 01:08 AM   #2
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To share files between Linux system, the facility is called nfs.

To share file using nfs, edit file named /etc/exports and add share in it.

then on the other system we can mount the that share with ip addres like follows

mount <ipaddress>:/fullpath mount_point

for more details check the site
http://nfs.sourceforge.net/nfs-howto/
 
Old 02-24-2005, 08:32 AM   #3
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Yes I read about NFS, it seems like the linux version of mapping drives in Windows. But I was also wondering what service in linux allows you to browse shares dynamically (i.e. smb://linuxbox). I suppose Samba is that service?

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To share files between Linux system, the facility is called nfs.

To share file using nfs, edit file named /etc/exports and add share in it.

then on the other system we can mount the that share with ip addres like follows

mount <ipaddress>:/fullpath mount_point

for more details check the site
http://nfs.sourceforge.net/nfs-howto/
 
Old 02-24-2005, 08:38 AM   #4
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Once you set up the nfs shares they become part of the tree... They are mounted and you browse them with whatever file browser you want to use...
 
Old 02-24-2005, 09:38 AM   #5
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i don't really see any reason to dynamicly browse shares.... if you really want non-permanant shares, than simply 'umount' the share when you're done.
 
Old 02-24-2005, 09:55 AM   #6
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Hmmm but would it be possible to create a network between a linux pc and a windooz one?
 
Old 02-24-2005, 10:00 AM   #7
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Yes I already have one and I don't have any problems with reliability. Thanks for the info everyone, I will look into NFS more exstensively!
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Hmmm but would it be possible to create a network between a linux pc and a windooz one?
 
Old 02-24-2005, 10:51 AM   #8
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Hmmm but would it be possible to create a network between a linux pc and a windooz one?
yes... it's called SAMBA
 
Old 02-24-2005, 04:37 PM   #9
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Yes, to clarify. If you want to share files in a mixed linux/win stiuation, then samba is a good option, then use something like smb4k or linneighbourhood on the linux box to browse the shares - and create shares on the win boxes in the usual way. In a linux only situation, you can use nfs... I think you can get XP to read NFS, but haven't done it...
 
  


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