In This Chapter
Sharing files with Network File System
Installing and configuring Samba
Setting up a Windows server using Samba
If your local area network is like many others, it needs the capability to share files between systems that run Linux and other systems that don’t. Thus, Linux includes two prominent file-sharing services:
This chapter describes how to share files using both NFS and Samba.
Sharing files through NFS is simple and involves two basic steps:
The only problem in using NFS is that each client system must support it. Microsoft Windows doesn’t come with NFS, so you have to buy NFS software separately if you want to share files ...