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PC Quest (India): Share directories between Linux machines

Oct 06, 2000, 08:54 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Shekhar Govindarajan)

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"NFS lets you access the directories of a remote Linux machine, like you access a local file system."

"We generally talk about how to make Linux share resources - like disk directories - with Windows, and in past issues of PC Quest, we've shownyou how to do this using Samba. But what if you have two or more Linux machineson a network and want to access the disk directories of one Linux machine fromthe other? The solution for this is NFS, short for Network File System."

"The NFS protocol was developed by Sun and is a standard for Unix - Unix disk sharing. NFS is based on the concept of server and client. The machine whose disk directories you want to access is the server, and the machine from which you access the server's disk directories is the client...."

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