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Old 03-07-2006, 05:40 PM   #1
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How do I do a network folder share to specific linux users?

Is it possible to do a network share for /home/john/mysharedfolder to a user peter (assuming peter has a useraccount on the system) over the intranet, without using samba? For the client (peter), how does he access the shared folder (assuming peter's system does not have a GUI insterface)?

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Old 03-07-2006, 05:50 PM   #2
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Is it linux to linux sharing? If so NFS works.

Alternatively, you can install an ftp server and use a client from the non-gui machine...
Old 03-08-2006, 09:24 AM   #3
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I decided to install samba

From a windows box, I can access the shared home directory with \\sambaserver\peter (which is actually /home/peter) and a windows box of the shared folder is displayed. File can then be transferred between the windows box and the linux samba box.

However, if I'm on a another linux box, how do I access /home/peter with samba via the commandline ?

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Old 03-08-2006, 12:16 PM   #4
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Don't Do It

Uh Oh! Just went through this in the ubuntu section of the forum!

You don't want to connect to your linux box from another linux box using smb.

Having said that, yes - you can do it. But you really should use nfs instead.
Old 03-08-2006, 10:19 PM   #5
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SSH for sharing

Use ssh. You probably already have it installed.
Just have the remote user goto the url fish://serverIP
I use this in konqueror. In Ubuntu you need to goto connect to server, then select SSH and enter the IP/dns name. Restrict access as nessisary with regular file permissions (chmod, chown, etc.)


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