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Old 02-20-2006, 10:34 PM   #1
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Question Suse 10.0 File Sharing/networking, How To???

I am a fairly new Linux user, I have just made the switch from Windows. I just installed SUSE LInux 10.0 on my laptop and on my desktop computer. My laptop shares the ineternet connection through a wireless router.

What I need to do is set up some type of file sharing so that I can transfer files from my laptop to my desktop computer. I was able to do this fine when I had Windows on my desktop computer and SUSE Linux 10.0 on my laptop.

From my understanding, when trying to network two computers using Linux, I need to use NFS, not SAMBA. Is that correct?

What exactally do I need to do to network these two computers together? Can someone list what I need to do step-by-step, or point me in the right direction? I have looked everywhere online and feel pretty clueless. Im sure its probably not that hard, its just I've never done this before. I appreciate everyone's help!
Old 02-20-2006, 10:44 PM   #2
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SuSE has a nice Administrator's Guide. I think you should take a look at it. You can usually find it on the panel entitled SuSE Help.

From my understanding, when trying to network two computers using Linux, I need to use NFS, not SAMBA. Is that correct?

Samba is used for networking Windows and Linux.
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You can use samba instead of nfs in a Linux only network. NFS may be faster but samba is more secure.

The IP addresses that NFS uses for authentication could be spoofed, but your router should provide protection against that from the outside. It is something that could cause a problem on a larger network with many users.

But to answer your question, you can use either NFS or Samba for file sharing.

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I have SAMBA running but I have no idea how to see each computer. Nothing shows up under 'Network Browsing' on my desktop.


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