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Old 06-02-2003, 03:34 PM   #1
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networking two linux boxes dhcp??

Hello i've spent a very entertaining couple of days trying to connect my two new linux machines (home network). I've got my internet sharing up and running but i'm not sure what i have to do in order to share folders across the network. Having searched the net most people want to network linux and windows, and I can't seem to find anything that helps.

How do I network using the dhcp protocol, what servers do i need to run on host and client, and do i need to do anything with /etc/hosts /etc/sysconfig/network? Also mandrake asks me if i went to add zeroconf name - i'm not really sure what this is and if i need it.

I've picked up a few hints about networking in linux, but on the whole i haven't a clue what i'm doing

Be grateful if anyone could give me some pointers. So far my linux experience is going well it would be a shame to spoil it.
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if you want to share files you must run samba server on one system and then samba client on both of them. once they are running you can setup shares and you can mount them
Old 06-02-2003, 06:43 PM   #3
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Samba is for connecting linux and windows machines. I believe what you want is to set up a NFS server and export shares to the client machine. Then the client can mount the NFS shares as mountpoints by adding these to the fstab file on the client machine. man nfs should get you started and there are some good HOWTO's at TLDP. I don't know your distro but you may have them in /usr/share/docs/. I don't know much about DHCP but you may have to set up the server as a DHCP server and run dhcpd. I'm a bit low on the knowhow here but I too am going to be working on similar things this week. So if I figure anything out i check in.


woops - mandrake - just saw it

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