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Old 09-05-2004, 11:05 PM   #1
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Which services to keep for samba?

I need to be able to share files between my windows desktop and my linux laptop. My question is what services can I disable relating to nfs and nfsv4 if any?

I've got nfs, nfslock, rpcgssd, rpcidmapd, portmap, and rpcsvcgssd running. Are all of these necessary for me to be able to share files or can I turn some of them off?
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NFS doesn't have much to do with Samba, all you need is portmap
Old 09-06-2004, 12:52 AM   #3
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what do you mean by sharing?

Do you want to work on a file from your windoze machine that is on your linux laptop or vise versa?
or are you looking for a way to transfer files from one to the other without using a floppy, thumb, etc.?

Samba works well for the first option.

rcp, scp, nfs, ftp are all options for the transfering.

I'm not sure which services you can disbale. Do them all and see what happens.
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I don't need to work on a document from one on the other. I just need to transfer files. I thought samba was responsible for that when you're transfering between a linux box and a windows one. The protocol it shows in the address bar is smb:// after all :P Fedora Core 2 automatically set it up so "Windows Network" was in the network browser. I want that icon to continue working. I'll try disabling them all but portmap.

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Old 09-06-2004, 05:50 PM   #5
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Samba should be all you need for simple Windows networking. You don't need any of the other stuff, AFAIK. I just finished setting up Samba on my system and I can now access any of the files I need from either system. I don't have any of the other stuff you mention except portmap.
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You do not need portmap. Portmap is to keep NFS happy. Also portmap is a security risk. SAMBA runs fine without portmap running.
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is this also applicable to SUSE linux?


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