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Linux Remote Networking Tips and Tricks

Oct 14, 2009, 22:03 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

"I've toyed with the idea of setting up a central file server, but there are already too many computers cluttering up the place. So my office PC is the "master" computer; that is where I keep all of my data files. The studio computer holds music and photos. The laptop is random. No Network Shares

"One option is to set up some NFS shares. This is pretty easy, and I might do it someday. Or some Samba shares, since I keep a couple of Windows PCs around for testing. But I don't use either of those because I rely on SSH and SSHFS. SSH is a reliable old standby every computer user should know how to use; it's secure and endlessly adaptable.

"Installation and Setup

"On Debian, Ubuntu, and other Debian derivatives, you need both openssh-client and openssh-server installed. On Fedora and CentoOS it's openssh-clients (thanks a lot for silly package name differences, folks!) and openssh-server. The installer will automatically set them up so you can be lazy and not change the default configurations."

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