In this chapter, we explored multiple ways of accessing remote resources. Just about every network has a central location for storing files, and we explored two ways of accomplishing this with NFS and Samba. Both NFS and Samba have their place in the data center and are very useful ways we can make resources on a server available to our users who need to access them. We also talked about
scp, two great utilities for transferring data without needing to set up a permanent share. We closed off the chapter with a look at SSHFS, which is a very handy utility for mounting external resources locally, on demand.
Next up is Chapter 9, Managing Databases. Now that we have all kinds of useful services running on our Ubuntu Server network, ...