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Old 03-24-2004, 08:30 PM   #1
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How do I set up http and NFS

Hi all,

Ok, I just purchased a Dell Poweredge with 2 80 Gig SCSI's and 512 Mb of Ram with RH 9 factory installed, all is working well.

I want to run it as both an ftp server so I can have unlimited file space for my existing site, which will just link to it, as well as share files and printer capabilities locally within a network. I believe I should set up NFS for that right? I have already purchased my dedicated ip too.

Where should I start with all this?


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Old 03-24-2004, 10:20 PM   #2
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Never used NFS but I use Samaba instead for file sharing. I can map to and from Windows boxes as well as other linux boxes with samba client. The easy way is:
a. run the RPM for server and client
b. add samba user and give it a password
c. modify the smb.conf file to add the share you want to create
d. "map drives" as Windows people would say
Old 03-24-2004, 11:16 PM   #3
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Joelbarnard, you might want to use sftp:

NFS is for file sharing, but you will need samba to comunicate with any windows computers:

If you have any other questions or problems, you can do a search on this site or do a google search, might get an answer quicker that way, if you are still having problems, post back here, somebody should be able to help you.

Good luck
Old 03-25-2004, 01:55 AM   #4
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Wow thanks, I just joined today and want to thank you all for your help already. It is greatly appreciated, I am passionate about what I do and am happy to finally be in the linux world, I will get on this and will probably post here again iwhen and if I get stuck...

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Old 03-25-2004, 02:04 AM   #5
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See the chapter on Networking from the Linux Newbie Administrator Guide, and check the RUTE Textbook from my .sig.

While you're learning how to set up your servers, you probably should limit access to your internal LAN before opening anything up to the Internet. FTP in particular is notoriously vulnerable to exploits, which is why the above poster suggested a secure alternative. NFS should also be limited to your LAN as it is not secure.


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