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File sharing question

Postby dcihon » 2017-10-31 01:36

I have a debian server that I have files on I want to access from another debian desktop computer.
What would be the "best practice" method to use for this?
Or what do you prefer.
Just looking for suggestions here.
Samba?
NFS?
Anything else?

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Re: File sharing question

Postby RU55EL » 2017-10-31 04:02

It depends on what the files are and how you use them. (And how important it is to keep them secure.)

For general access to user files on another Linux system, from a Linux system, I like to use SSHFS.
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Re: File sharing question

Postby debiman » 2017-10-31 06:09

i use NFS nowadays, after having used sshfs for a long time.
sshfs is kind of easy when you already have ssh access to the machine.
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Re: File sharing question

Postby dcihon » 2017-10-31 10:26

I'll have to do some reading on those two ideas.
Can I use a GUI file manager with SSHFS or NFS?
I can use all of these methods also, correct?
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Re: File sharing question

Postby andre@home » 2017-10-31 14:25

I use webdav.
You can also configure it for https over port 443.
http://bernaerts.dyndns.org/linux/75-de ... bdav-share
Change the config files for your current version of Debian.

Works great on our server, since 2011.
We have access to it using Linux, MacOS or windows pc/laptops. You can mount the assigned part of the server as a local disk.
When you open and forward the port in the firewall of the router, you have a safe access world wide to your data.
I've put an extra firewall on the server.

More to read: https://www.google.nl/search?client=ope ... ceid=opera
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Re: File sharing question

Postby debiman » 2017-10-31 19:25

dcihon wrote:Can I use a GUI file manager with SSHFS or NFS?

yes.
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Re: File sharing question

Postby yeti » 2017-10-31 23:51

I got some things for the...
dcihon wrote:Anything else?
...category:

On most systems I have Syncthing running for my main user account (launched "@reboot" via "screen" in the user's crontab, but that is a different tale).

Additionally I use "mc sh://$host", "rsync", "sftp" and "scp" a lot.
...and "lftp" is a friendly frontend to a lot of transfer methods...
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Re: File sharing question

Postby Segfault » 2017-11-01 00:00

NFS with autofs.
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