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Old 01-06-2007, 03:44 AM   #1
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Question networking 2 SLES


I have two SLES9. they can ping each other and go to internet.They belong to same LAN. See, in windows theres a network neighborhood, In SLES, how can I achieve that.

What I want is to access the second SLES from my first SLES in GUI type so that I can transfer files....

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You basically have three choices:

1) Simple but not particularly convenient: On box one, open up Konqueror and type sftp://<IP of box 2>. Assuming sshd in running on box 2 you will be prompted for your login credentials on box 2 and when you authenticate you can browse your files from box 2 in Konqueror.

2) Use SAMBA (if you want to network with Windows machines on your LAN). SAMBA does Windows networking protocols. I've never spent that much time with it, but there are lots of howto guides on the net.

3) Use NFS (easiest IMO, but only for use on a secure LAN). On box 2 edit the /etc/exports file to export your filesystem (see man exports for more details). Then turn on NFS services (and use chkconfig to keep them on over a reboot). On box 1 you should then bew able to do something like:

mkdir /mnt/box2
mount -t nfs <IP of box2>:/exported/directory /mnt/box2

You can add an entry to /etc/fstab or use automount to make the volume mount automatically on boot.


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