Offering Network File Services





Summary

In this chapter, you learned how to configure a Fedora Core 4 computer to act as a file server for other Linux or Unix computers, as well as for Windows computers on your network.

To enable your Network File System (NFS) service, you learned to do the following:

  • Install the NFS Configuration tool to easily add and configure NFS exports

  • Add NFS shares, either by using the NFS Server Configuration tool or by editing the /etc/exports file directly

  • Configure the NFS server to start automatically each time you boot Linux, either by using the Service Configuration tool or the chkconfig command

  • Edit your packet filtering configuration to allow NFS network traffic

To enable your Windows file sharing service, you learned to do the following:

  • Install the Windows File Server package group

  • Use the Samba Server Configuration tool to create and edit a user list and a share list

  • Configure the Samba server to start automatically each time you boot Linux, either by using the Service Configuration tool or the chkconfig command

  • Edit your packet filtering configuration to allow Windows networking traffic

Using the techniques you learned in this chapter, you should now be able to efficiently and naturally exchange files with nearly any computer on your network.

This chapter presented enough information to get you up and running. However, if you plan to run a high-volume or high-profile file server, you should seriously consider consulting more advanced documentation for these services and for Linux network security. One of the favorite sources of documentation in the Linux world is The Linux Documentation Project at http://www.tldp.org.


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