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Old 04-17-2006, 01:16 AM   #1
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File Sharing with SuSE 10


Help, I am new with Linux and I dont know a thing on configuration of it..
The company that i am working wants me to connect 15 workstations of Linux machines. I can ping all of them, from any machine but i cant activate file sharing? Can somebody help me with my problem? i am using a SuSE 10 distribution and i disabled my firewall already. I can also access the Internet on all machines. I don't know how to access each others files? how can i do it? Thanks for the help
 
Old 04-17-2006, 07:06 AM   #2
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I woudl recommend you do not use windoze file sharing in a pure linux environment. Set up NFS. It has a much shorter learning curve, and once set up, the directories that are shared look like they are part of yoru file system.

Windoze file sharing requires Samba server and client. Much longer learning and configuration curve. I would only use this if you have windoze machines that need to share as well.

Here is a link to a very good NFS how-to.

http://www.linuxselfhelp.com/HOWTO/NFS-HOWTO/index.html
 
Old 04-19-2006, 10:41 AM   #3
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ok.. i got the nfs server client running. i'm now able to transfer from one computer to another, but i still have a problem, only a certain directory can be read. i'm running a server and workstation, is it ok if i configure the workstation as server and give the option rw.no_root_squash.sync? I seem to be able to access all files but not all, what other option can i place so i can have full access of a workstation from a server?
 
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only a certain directory can be read.
Have you edited /etc/exports file and added all directories you want to be mountable from your clients?

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Is it ok if i configure the workstation as server and give the option rw.no_root_squash.sync
Yes, any linux workstation can be a client or a server.

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I don't know how to access each others files? how can i do it?
For each machine you want to do remote access, set it up as a server, and edit the /etc/exports file to control what is mountable from a client.

To give more control, over which machines can access a server, you can edit the /etc/hosts.allow and /etc/hosts.deny files.
 
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Thanks

Thanks a lot, got it, i succesfully did it, although sometimes take too long to transmit maybe its because of poor wires or something especially large ones..
 
  


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