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#1 2005-05-28 08:36:57

CyberTron
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sharing without samba? is it possible?

Hi!

I was wondering, if all my machines in my network are running Linux, do I need samba for sharing files? or are there better utilities for sharing between Linux?

(i have a running samba that is up and running btw)


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#2 2005-05-28 10:42:18

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Re: sharing without samba? is it possible?

No, you don't. NFS is more than enough.


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#3 2005-05-28 11:02:51

CyberTron
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Re: sharing without samba? is it possible?

How does NFS work and how do I set it up?


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#4 2005-05-28 11:32:20

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Re: sharing without samba? is it possible?

CyberTron wrote:

How does NFS work and how do I set it up?

http://nfs.sourceforge.net/

Happy reading!


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#5 2005-05-28 11:38:58

i3839
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Re: sharing without samba? is it possible?

`man nfs` is great too, just follow the "links".

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#6 2005-05-28 11:47:36

Michel
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Re: sharing without samba? is it possible?

Heya,

* novell has something called ifolder, but the free/opensource version doesn't include central server, although I saw a light one I thought ... only p2p sharing or something. It may also be still in a test-phase ...

* You could install a local p2p-server. I don't know if all protocols support it, but I think it is possible. I think mldonkey can be a good start to look at. An other option may be gift, but you should check it.

* In kde you have an applet or something called kfileserver. I know it uses zeroconf (like apples bonjour) to announce the shared folder. Zeroconf only announces the shared files, you can choose the protocol to transfer the files yourself. Gnome also has support for zeroconf, but you should check it ... Apple also just released a bonjour-client for windows. You can find more about kde's zeroconf-support on the following page: http://dot.kde.org/1114696139

An extract:

The 'Public File Server' kicker applet now announces its presence on the network so it can be found by, for example, zeroconf:/ ioslave. This is a kind of universal browser for all published services on the network. Apart from http it also supports ftp, nfs, ssh, vnc and more. One caveat: it will not show you every ftp server on the LAN, but only those broadcasted using Zeroconf. For now I think only MacOSX announces most of its services by default.

Hopes it helps,

Michel

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#7 2005-05-28 11:55:16

CyberTron
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Re: sharing without samba? is it possible?

thank you all for all the help!!

I will most definetly check nfs out big_smile it seems to be great


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#8 2005-05-30 20:52:32

tomk
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Re: sharing without samba? is it possible?

NFS is the only way to go, IMO. It even works with Windoze, if you install M$ SFU (Services For Unix) - FREE software from the dark side...

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#9 2005-05-30 22:33:10

iphitus
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Re: sharing without samba? is it possible?

tomk wrote:

NFS is the only way to go, IMO. It even works with Windoze, if you install M$ SFU (Services For Unix) - FREE software from the dark side...

Only free as in beer, like Internet Explorer, or MS's Spyware detection tool.

We know they've both done plenty of good for the world 

/end sarcasm.

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#10 2005-05-31 08:48:26

tomk
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Re: sharing without samba? is it possible?

No argument there, iph - fortunately, I don't have to deal with Windoze anymore. When I did, though, I found NFS + SFU sucked a little bit less than Samba.

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