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Old 04-18-2008, 02:57 PM   #1
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sharing my files on a wifi network

Hi all,
I am using debian etch. My system is connected to our college's wifi network. IP address is assigned by DHCP.
I want to be able to share my files (and see others' shared files) on this wifi network. Also some of the systems on the wifi network are Windows and some Linux. I want to share with all of them.

How do I do that. Since I am a newbie a detailed solution will be helpful.

One more thing...
I was playing around with NFS on my system. I shared a directory on my system (It was not a user's home directory. Just a directory in my home directory on my debian machine).
I was able to successfully mount it on another Linux machine(running Ubuntu) on the wifi network but on giving ls command it said permission denied... What's the problem? Where am I going wrong?


Last edited by vineet7kumar; 04-18-2008 at 03:36 PM. Reason: One more query
Old 04-18-2008, 03:39 PM   #2
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apt-get install samba
will be the first step.....

then read the samba setup manuals on the debian doucumentation project
Old 04-18-2008, 04:37 PM   #3
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Actually, only samba clients are needed on each Linuxbox to get access to Windows shares (it is installed by default on some distributions). In order to access Linux shares from Windows, you need one samba server running on the network, decent configured (there are good tools, though).

To share files among Linux NFS users, each one has to set up mathcing /etc/exports and /etc/fstab files, which is not always easily done since there are a lot of details concerning, for example, rights and securities. You have to read advices (manuals, search the Net) and practice.

Why a share could be made easily read/write or not is sometimes obscure for me at least. But have a try and find as simple as possible a solution. In case there is no need for secrets among users it should be easier!


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