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6th July 2004, 12:28 PM
I have 2 Fedora PCs. :)
How should I share files (and printer) from one to the other?
Is there a good tutorial/script to follow?
6th July 2004, 12:41 PM
Set up the printer one one and it should "magically" appear on the other - the printer setup gui should "find" the remote printer. FYI, the printer daemon is "cups"...
Sharing files kind of depends on what you want - there's lots of options from Samba to NFS and some KDE-specific notions, as well. It's not point-and-share like in Windows as it's intent is to be secure, not trivially easy... :D
6th July 2004, 01:12 PM
I didn't know printers would magically appear like that, it's lovely when things just work.
About file sharing: I would use nfs or maybe samba. Fedora comes with a gui to set it up and it's quite easy really. One of the really cool tings about nfs (and samba) is that you can share some directories between the two computers. Just like local directories you can mount network shares and treat them just like local files.
You should read up on nfs. There are many good guides out there. For something fedora related, try the red hat linux 9 manual: http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/RHL-9-Manual/ref-guide/ch-nfs.html
6th July 2004, 02:25 PM
use nfs, samba is notoriously painful to set up, although it has gotten better by volumes
performance wise I dont know which one is superior
6th July 2004, 03:07 PM
For dipping your feet in the water I would suggest NFS, which is leaps and bounds more understandable. But for the longhaul, start looking into samba as it is greatly more expandable and will meet your needs when you start needing to do the harder things (windows-linux shares etc..)
6th July 2004, 03:08 PM
(I only consider Gnome since Eclipse java supports GTK).
I see Samba on the fedora menu and will read up on nfs.
6th July 2004, 04:35 PM
Eclipse runs just fine in KDE. KDE and Gnome apps tend to operate quite well in each other's environment. And fluxbox, WindowMaker, Enlightenment, and ... many of the UI's support at least portions of the others.
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