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Old 06-11-2004, 11:51 PM   #1
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how to set up a file network between windows and linux?

I have already done Linux-Linux file shares using NFS, but i don't know how to do a linux-windows network

whats the easiest way to acess a linux computer while using windows? Samba? SSH? is there anything easier?

and how to acess a windows computer while using linux??
Old 06-11-2004, 11:52 PM   #2
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SSH doesn't give you file access.
You can use FTP but Samba is easier since it's (SMB) native to Windows.

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Old 06-12-2004, 05:26 AM   #3
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i'd go with samba. might take a little while to set up, but if a lamer like me can do it...
Old 06-12-2004, 12:20 PM   #4
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Assuming that your network is up and running, how do you mount remote directories in your system?
Old 06-12-2004, 12:40 PM   #5
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Hey guys,

I am in the same boat. I have 2 questions.

I have about 300gigs of data I want to seperate from my hard drive and plant on a linux file server runing samba. I am running windows XP on my other machines so I need access to the files and I am sure as eggs are eggs that samba is the ticket.

1. My concern is which version of linux is the best for file serving that offers the best secuirty and ease of use etc...?

I need to invest a fair bit of dosh for redundancy because if the drive(s) crash or screw up... its bye bye 300 gigs.. I cant find a good back up media that will satisfy my needs on my budget. I guess I will need a couple of large drives.

This leads me to my next problem...

2. Which versions of linux will detect a 200gb western digital hard drive taking into consideration that the bios can detect it?





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