So I finally got my main linux box up and running in addition to my fedora laptop and I now want to network everything together in perfect harmony. I do have a few questions though as to the best way to go about it for my specific environment.
Environment: 2 linux computers. One desktop that I want to act as a server and one linux laptop. I want the two linux boxes to be able to share files between each other. This is really the part I haven't got working at the moment. I am guessing i should set up NFS shares between the two computers with the laptop acting as a client to the nfs server desktop. Is this correct? I also have several XP boxes in the house (roomates computers) who I want to be able to access the main desktop and read files. I also want the ability for my other laptop (linux) to be able to view the roomates XP files. This is the samba part, and is corrently working.
A few problems: 1. I don't have/want static IPs for any of the computers. If i can do this that would be great.
2. Can I specify a range of IPs so that my linux laptop can send and receive files from the NFS desktop no matter what ip i keep getting?
Essentially I just want to be able to send/receive files between the two linux computers but also be able to send and receive the smb shares to the XP boxes. I also want the XP boxes to be able to send/receive files to the one linux desktop. Any thoughts on the best way to go about this would be great as I haven't gotten everything to work.