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Originally Posted by gorade
I have tried to find a simple "how to". People testify how simple sharing over Linux networks is, but I just can't make it.
I have a desktop with Mint LXDB on it. My wife has a laptop with Ubuntu Lucid Lynx connected with a wireless LAN to a D-Link router.
Lets try something like this:
1. On each of your linux boxes, use NFS and declare some folder(s) as available for sharing.
2. On workstation-A, you should be able to use NFS to look at workstation-B and see the shared resources (er, folders).
3. On workstation-A, you can edit /etc/fstab (or use the gooey tools) to identify the workstation-B resources and where you want them to appear (mount point) on workstation-A.
4. NOTE -- If you have NFS mounts that you are not using, they will chatter with each host adding to LAN traffic. To help with this, there is something called the 'automounter' to activate an NFS resource when it is needed and let it go away when it is no longer needed.
5. While it is possible to do this, please don't -- once you have an NFS resource mounted, you really could share that for someone else to access. Instead of this,
share from the hosts that own (physical connections) the resources and connect to that share from every other host.
SAMBA does for the win-dose world what NFS does for the *-nix world. It is a similar dance: resource owner declares available shares <==> resource user 'mounts' those shares to gain access to resources. While there are NFS clients for win-dose, they tend to have payment required. Therefore, make linux resources available to win-dose clients using SAMBA and make them available to linux clients using NFS.
stands for "Network File Services (or System)". There are others.
uses the 'FTP' protocol and presents the remote contents as a file system.
uses the Secure Sockets protocol 'SSH' the same way.
There are others...