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    What is the common way to share files between linux boxes?

    I've got suse on one box and slackware on another box on the lan.

    Just a pointer in the right direction. I don't need step by step.
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    If the two computers are on the same network they should automatically see each other. You will have to allow certain directories to be shared, such as the home directories of different users. In KDE there is a utility to do this for you, click on the internet tab of the control panel and you will see a file sharing menu... check it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hdcleaver
    If the two computers are on the same network they should automatically see each other. You will have to allow certain directories to be shared, such as the home directories of different users. In KDE there is a utility to do this for you, click on the internet tab of the control panel and you will see a file sharing menu... check it out.
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    so how we access from one to another?? using samba?? or other method??

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    You can use NFS or samba. NFS is typically used to share files between UNIX/linux boxes. It is faster and easier to configure. samba is usually considered whenever there is a need to share files between Windows and unix/linux

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    Try NFS, it's great!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by euroslacker
    samba is usually considered whenever there is a need to share files between Windows and unix/linux
    Yup, however, on Windows 2000 and XP Professional, you can install Microsoft Windows Services for Unix

    It allows you to mount NFS shares and create them (in much the same way as you do any shared folder on windows, except it's in the "nfs" tab of the folder properties). I believe it also gives you ssh client and server, so you can ssh around the boxes. Plus other things. Read the link above for more info.
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    Cygwin NFS

    on XP home or anything older than win2k I guess one could use Cygwin NFS sever/client

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