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Old 10-16-2005, 09:11 AM   #1
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Networking 2 linux boxes with NFS??

I have 2 pc's running Suse 9.3 and 10.0 respectivley.
I want to network them for file sharing.
Currently they are connected to an ADSL router/modem and both have internet connection.
However, at the moment, they can't share files.

I was told that one needs to use NFS.
I was pointed to this HOWTO
However, I don't really want to read through hundreds of web pages.
Can someone explain or outline in simple terms , what i need to do to get the pc's to share files?

Old 10-16-2005, 10:06 AM   #2
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Just list your shares on the server machine in /etc/exports. Reload the nfs server then mount the shares on the client. If you need more information then it's all listed in the howto:
Old 10-16-2005, 10:49 AM   #3
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thanks. I'll give that a go....
Old 10-16-2005, 11:26 AM   #4
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ok,I'm stuck.

I've gone into one machine, opened YAST and NETWORK SERVICES and the NFS server and made that machine an NFS server. It asked me what directories I wanted to share and I chose /home/username.

Then, I went to the other machine and did the same, expect I made that machine an NFS client............ or tried to. I think it is asking me to add details of the server.

Can anyone help me with this?
Old 10-16-2005, 04:09 PM   #5
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On the server, run ifconfig as root. There probably will be atleast 2 entries, lo like eth0 or something. Look at the IP address(like inet addr: Put whatever that number is in as the hostname for the server when you are configuring the client. The remote filesystem will be like /home/username. For the mount point, put in wherever you want to be able to access the files from the server on the client. If you just want to have the same home directory regardless of which Linux box you're on, put in /home/username in the mountpoint box as well.


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