12 Network File Transfer and Sharing

This chapter surveys options for distributing and sharing files between machines on a network. We’ll start by looking at some ways to copy files other than the scp and sftp utilities that you’ve already seen. Then we’ll discuss true file sharing, where you attach a directory on one machine to another machine.

Because there are so many ways to distribute and share files, here’s a list of scenarios with corresponding solutions:

Make a file or directory from your Linux machine temporarily available to other machines.Python SimpleHTTPServer (Section 12.1)
Distribute (copy) files across machines, particularly ...

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