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Chicago Tribune: How to share files between networked Linux machines

Apr 13, 2000, 19:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Simon Epsteyn)

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"Q: I have multiple Linux computers on my local network and I often need to access documents stored on one machine from a different computer. I have been using FTP to copy the files I need, but is there anything better?"

"A: ... The Network File System (NFS) was developed at Sun Microsystems to solve precisely that problem; it allows users to access remote file systems just as if they were local to their workstation. NFS has become a de facto standard for sharing filesystems over a network on Unix and Linux networks."

"While Samba is available to allow similar filesystem sharing between Unix/Linux and Windows machines, we will concentrate on NFS in this article. We'll use Red Hat Linux 6.x as an example platform, but most of this information will apply to any Linux distribution."

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