Chapter 8. Networked Filesystems and Remote Access

THIS CHAPTER IS FOCUSED ON FILE-SHARING SYSTEMS. Because file-sharing servers are typically administered remotely, you also need to understand the ins and outs of remote access systems.

The Network File System (NFS) service can be mounted as if it were a local system. The latest version of NFS can be secured with more than just host-level restrictions. Careful configuration can help keep the very secure File Transfer Protocol (vsFTP) server living up to its name. Samba can be used to securely manage domain-based networks. Even though Microsoft no longer supports some of the networks it has developed, Samba does.

In general, you should configure as few services as possible on any single system. In ...

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