[kwlug-disc] (Easy) Linux File Sharing?

Darcy Casselman dscassel at gmail.com
Mon Aug 5 11:59:10 EDT 2013

You don't need permissions/credentials/whatever for Samba.  You can open
that sucker up as wide as you want so anyone can come in.  I generally use
Samba (although I do put at least password credentials on it...)

There's also sshfs.


On Mon, Aug 5, 2013 at 9:10 AM, unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:

> I want to be able to do in Linux what I can do in windows, easily copy
> files machine to machine.
> e.g. cp {from-blah} {to-blah}
> Including copy file.txt \\{machine}\c$
> i.e. It checks my account credentials there, gives me / (root) access, and
> just lets me get on with my day. (Access as in can type '//{machine}/{dir}'
> - let permissions there determine whether I can write anything or not.)
> I get that Samba and NFS are out there, but IIRC each requires a separate
> list of accounts / passwords / permissions. It is ludicrous to scp things
> everywhere - no point encrypting over my local network, which I entirely
> control. [rcp is frowned upon due to open-text passwords, and I can accept
> that, but it seems it is encrypt everything (scp) or nothing (rcp) - just
> encrypt the password only and get on with it.]
> None of this mount this or that, just let me get on with it. How?
> {not -everything- understands / accepts smb://...}
> - granted, I'm taking advantage of a 'feature' of windows, if you have the
> same userid / password on two non-domain machines, there is no prompt for
> authentication. I'm OK if on Linux I have to do the same, and make sure the
> uid's are the same.
> - don't really want to go through the rigamarole of PAM, just use the
> local passwd files, already - even if I do figure out how to mutually
> replicate PAM between two machines. (Tips welcome.) Even if I had PAM, it's
> not clear to me what syntax to use (everywhere) for //machine/dir-hierarchy/
> **filename
> I get Windows natively understands smb and Linux doesn't (only some things
> understand smb://) - what does Linux natively understand that uses the
> local passwd file? (From past threads, some just gave up on trying to use
> NFS and just use Samba.)
> Suggestions, links?
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