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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 ...
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?
Originally posted by sureshpc 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
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...