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Old 10-23-2002, 09:17 AM   #1
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Sharing drives - 2 Linux Machines


I just wanted to see if someone could point me in the right directions (a HOWTO or website) on how to share a folder on one linux machine with another linux machine on a LAN (192.168.x.x).

I am just looking for a start, I should be able to get it going after a push in the right direction.

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The most common way to share files is nfs
Old 10-23-2002, 12:43 PM   #3
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Slackware includes a bunch of HOW-TOs in:


You should be able to find what you are looking for in there.
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If it is just for occasional file copying I found scp and sftp to be very good. All you need to do is install and configure ssh on both machines (generally setup already in most distros). Sorry for the brief reply, I will probably go in to more detail if you want.
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Easiest method is as follows.

1. Use Webmin to share a directory on each system. Such as /usr/local/pub.
2. Create a corresponding directory on the local machine. On PC2 you would add /usr/local/pub/pc1.
3. At a terminal window enter the command mount -t nfs pc1:/usr/local/pub /usr/local/pub/pc1 to mount the NFS share of PC1 to the local directory /usr/local/pub/pc1.
4. Edit the /etc/fstab and add the NFS share information so the directory will be automounted on every restart. The man pages for NFS give the following example pc1:/usr/local/pub /usr/local/pub/pc1 nfs rsize=8192,wsize=8192,timeo=14,intr


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