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Old 06-19-2004, 08:52 PM   #1
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Angry setting up a network

I have been trying to setup a network as if I was still on windows. Im using fedora core 2 for just a few days nd i wanted to know how i could share files with other computers in my home. Is it different if you want to share files between a linux and windows machine than a linux and linux machine?
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Yes, there is a difference. If you want to share files between windows and linux, then you'll need to have Samba running on your linux box (samba).

To share between linux and linux, then you want to use NFS. NFS is probably integrated into most installations, and it's just a matter of editing config files to share a directory. To access it, you would simply mount the shared directory like any regular device, but specify the filesystem as nfs. You can find the NFS howto here (in PDF format).
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Setup and use Samba.
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with a Linux - Linux network you can use NFS.
this makes a disk on a remote machine act exactly the same as if it was a local disk.

but if you want linux to work on a windows network you need a program called samba.
it makes linux act like a windows machine on the network.


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