© David Both 2020
D. BothUsing and Administering Linux: Volume 3https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-5485-1_13

13. File Sharing

David Both1 
Raleigh, NC, USA


In this chapter, you will learn
  • To describe file sharing and some of its uses

  • To define NFS, FTP, FTPS, SFTP, VSFTP, and SAMBA

  • How to install and configure an SFTPS

  • How to install and configure an NFS server to share files to Linux and Unix hosts

  • How to install and configure a SAMBA server to share files to Windows and Linux hosts

  • To use Midnight Commander as a multi-protocol file sharing client


Sharing files has always been one of the main features of networks. Although networks today can do so much more, file sharing1 is still a staple of many networks. The idea is to make ...

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