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Old 11-21-2004, 09:51 AM   #1
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What is best method for sharing files?


Is there pretty much of a concensus as to what is the best method of sharing files among networked Linux machines?

Right now, I have two Linux machines on a home network. After some initial problems (because of the firewall) I can share files using NFS. But what I really want is the capability of being on Machine A and getting any file from Machine B. And vice-versa. NFS doesn't really sound like the best way of doing that. Is FTP the best way? Or is there something better?

John (a Newbie but getting better every day)
 
Old 11-21-2004, 10:01 AM   #2
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sftp (ftp via ssh) would be an easy solution, although what is your problem with NFS? my understanding of it (tho I dont' use it) is that you can just mount NFS drives and use em from there.
 
Old 11-21-2004, 11:17 AM   #3
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Probably my main problem with NFS is that I am not familiar with it. So before diving into it I wanted to see what most people preferred. If NFS seems to be a very popular choice then I will probably give that a shot.
 
Old 11-22-2004, 05:30 AM   #4
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FTP certainly isn't the right solution. Never.

NFS or Samba could be.

Or, although nobody will say that, a network-FS might be the right solution. Example: Coda, AFS, ... I'm pondering, myself. I don't know.

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Old 11-22-2004, 05:44 AM   #5
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ftp isn't, but sftp can be since most people have sshd running anyway, and it's easy to transfer files at either end.
 
  


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