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Old 04-13-2008, 11:16 AM   #1
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Newbie networking Suse 10.3

First of all I apoligise for the long thread.
I am quite new to Linux, but have no problems using Windows. I have Suse 10.3 64 bit on my PC and 10.2 32 bit on my wifes PC. They are connected through a Netgear 834 modem router with RJ45 cables.
I am able to access the internet on both computers with no problem. What I would like to do is allocate disk space on my PC that can be used by both PCs so that we can share files and photographs. Neither PC can see the other at the moment.
I understand that I should use NFS and think that my computer must be set up as a NFS server and my wifes as a NFS client, but in Yast there is no option to set mine as a server, only as a client. The same goes for my wifes computer.
I also intend to move the laptop over to Suse linux and hard wire that too at a later date.
I have bought the book "SUSE Linux 10 for Dummies", but that does not seem to explain how to network the PCs, or not in basic language that I would understand!
Does anyone know if there is a "How too" somewhere on the internet that could be understood by an idiot (me)?
I have not got into opening a terminal yet as everything that I have needed so far has been available through Yast.
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Here is the how-to I used. You are correct, set your machine up as the server with the disk space to be shared, and the wifes as the client.

I don't know what Suse would call the packages, so that part you will have to figure out. This is by far the easiest way to share disk space. Once you have the basic server and client installed, edit the /etc/exports file to add shares, /etc/hosts.allow and /etc/hosts.deny to control access. Start the daemons and enjoy.
Old 04-13-2008, 04:05 PM   #3
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Thanks mate. On first glance that website looks great, it should give me a few days reading there.


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