Re: Access to hard drives over a network
- From: Randy Yates <yates@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2008 19:40:57 -0400
kludge@xxxxxxxxx (Scott Dorsey) writes:
Andre Majorel <cheney@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 2008-10-25, Randy Yates <yates@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
I use NFS to share some photos between my computer and my
wife's (both Fedora boxes) and I would NOT recommend it to the
faint-of-heart. Even for me, it was a bit painful to setup.
Configuring Samba was not significantly easier for me than
They both are pretty easy.
Easy for whom? A certified IT administrator? Yeah, MAYBE.
You start the server and client daemons, t
Huh? There IS no client daemon. Rather, you mount the remote filesystem
using either the mount command or the /etc/fstab table. If you use the
/etc/fstab method (which is the most common), you must make decisions on
the mount options, the dump option, and the filesystem check.
The mount options include access permisions, read block sizes, write
block sizes, port number, hard mounting options, and a myriad of other
options too long to go into here.
On the server side, there really isn't just one "server" involved in
serving NFS files but three: rpc.mountd, nfsd, and rpc.rquotad.
Then you decide the actual paths you want to service out, who can
use them, and what permissions they can use them with, in the
And I haven't even gotten into problems that can happen with NFS, such
as when the user id on one computer doesn't match the user id on
Oh yeah... REAL SIMPLE.
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