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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Administration: Real World Skills for Red Hat Administrators by Sander van Vugt

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Chapter 13

Configuring Your Server for File Sharing

Topics covered in this chapter:

  • Configuring NFS4
  • Configuring Automount
  • Configuring Samba
  • Offering FTP Services
  • File Sharing and SELinux

Linux can do great work as a file server. In this chapter, you'll learn about the options for doing so. First you'll read how to configure NFS4, a configuration solution that is often used when files need to be shared between different Linux computers. After learning how to use NFS4, you'll read how to make mounting NFS shares easy by configuring Automount.

Next, you'll read how to offer file sharing in a way that is compatible with Windows by setting up a Samba server that offers shared files and printers to CIFS clients. FTP is a good solution for offering ...

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