setup LAN with Linux?

Discussion in 'Linux Networking' started by bznutz, Jun 24, 2003.

  1. bznutz

    bznutz Guest

    I have a high-end Linux box, a WinXP box and a piece of crap
    linux laptop on my LAN using static private IPs behind a
    dsl router (192.168.x.x etc). Samba allows both linux cpus access
    to the XP box but the linux boxes won't see or share files with each

    I think NFS should be used for the linux machines to share files, but I have
    no clue what to use to set that up. I'm running Mandrake 9.1 on both
    machines. How do I do this?
    bznutz, Jun 24, 2003
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  2. Try the NFS HOWTO (

    Good luck
    Michael Heiming, Jun 24, 2003
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  3. bznutz

    Bit Twister Guest

    Well, if you loaded the documentation, you could do a

    locate -i nfs | grep doc
    and cut/paste results into your browser.

    I would guess the
    would be a good first peek, or
    Bit Twister, Jun 25, 2003
  4. Also, do a google for a program called LinNeighborhood.
    George Hewitt, Jun 25, 2003
  5. bznutz

    ERA Guest

    In comp.os.linux.networking
    So you use LinNeighborhood for NFS shares do you? I didn't know it
    would do that. All this time I thought it was just for SMB based
    network shares ... Hmmmm, that's funny, I can't get it to show my
    NFS shares on my other Linux boxes here. How does one do that using

    Gene <>
    ERA, Jun 26, 2003

  6. In a similar vein, what's the conventional wisdom have to say
    about using SMB for linux to linux, and avoiding NFS altogether.
    Somehow it seems wrong, but I guess it would work?

    Duke Robillard, Jun 26, 2003
  7. Samba has some insecurities built into it. And I would imagine
    it's a lot like having your Windows boxes writing to your Linux
    shares all the time. There's going to be a lot of translation and
    reverse translation and a loss in performance.

    Makes more sense to use the hammer as a hammer rather than
    whacking the nail with a screwdriver.
    Seth H Holmes, Jun 26, 2003
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    Roger Blake Guest

    Check out the chapter devoted to NFS (the Nightmare File System) in
    the "Unix Haters Handbook" -- available online at:
    Roger Blake, Jun 27, 2003
  9. bznutz

    ERA Guest

    In comp.os.linux.networking
    I don't know what the consensus would be but I would use just NFS in
    a *n?x only LAN. Especially if I were fairly sure the LAN would be
    pretty secure from outside crack attempts. Like behind a firewall
    with NAT or no outside access at all. If I had a large internal LAN
    that might be cracked from the inside I'd have to do more research
    about which was more secure. IIRC both SAMBA and NFS are susceptible
    to packet sniffers on the LAN. However, SAMBA /can/ encrypt the
    login password sequence but AFAIK everything else on the wire is in
    the clear. But with no security worries and just *n?x ... NFS.

    Gene <>
    ERA, Jun 27, 2003
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