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Old 11-23-2004, 07:27 AM   #1
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Connecting 2 Linux machines


After working with SuSE for half a year, I now decided to switch to Debian (sarge, so far). I am now trying out Debian on my pc and I still have SuSE installed on my notebook, until I am more familiar with Debian. The only experience with networking that I have, are related to connecting a linux computer to a windows pc via samba.

Now, I want to connect my pc with my notebook, while both machines are running with linux (as mentioned above). I have a small home network set up with a router that is continually online. All computers are not running 24/7, but log on frequently.
So how can connect pc and notebook, so that I can share files between them (right now, I don't even know how to see the other machine in the network).

Thank you for any answers,

Old 11-23-2004, 08:02 AM   #2
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You can run samba on both machines, and use it as you did before with the linux <-> windows network.

But a nicer option might be to use NFS.
Whit NFS you can export (parts of) your filesystem, and also limit access to specified machines/IP's

I don't have any linux-computers by hand now, so I can't really help whit config-files right now.

But you should look at the manpage for nfsd (the nfs server), and man exports (the config-file for the NFS-server, /etc/exports)
Old 11-23-2004, 09:41 AM   #3
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Do you maybe know any tutorials for nfs? Without any knowledge about it, it is not too easy to set up.
Thanks for the idea with samba, I will try that out, too.
Old 12-14-2004, 05:18 AM   #4
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just open google type NFS there is quite a lot of how 2s
Old 12-23-2004, 03:04 AM   #5
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Question Connecting two linux machines


I am also new to linux. How did you manage to connect the two machines( One liux and another windows) I have Debian on one and Windows 98 on another. I have 8 pin ports on both the compuuters and I also have a connecting chord. What should I activate in Windows and what are the IP addresses, DNS server names and the like that I should use. I think some of the above can be arbitrary. Is it not so?



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