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    NormanNippy NNTP User

    Default Remote access (I think)

    Hello!

    I run two machines on my LAN, one as my desktop and the other acts as a server.

    Both run OpenSuse.

    From time to time, I want to update files on my server and I'd like to be able to access the server from my main PC and write files direct.

    What is the best networking tool to use? NFS? Samba?

    Thanks in advance for any help.

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    Default Re: Remote access (I think)

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    SSH is there by default so you could use SCP if you simply had the SSH
    port open (TCP/22 by default). In doing so you can then put something
    like the following in Nautilus, or the next example in Konqueror:

    sftp://yourServerHere/

    fish://yourServerHere/

    It should prompt you for credentials.

    Good luck.





    NormanNippy wrote:
    > Hello!
    >
    > I run two machines on my LAN, one as my desktop and the other acts as a
    > server.
    >
    > Both run OpenSuse.
    >
    > From time to time, I want to update files on my server and I'd like to
    > be able to access the server from my main PC and write files direct.
    >
    > What is the best networking tool to use? NFS? Samba?
    >
    > Thanks in advance for any help.
    >
    >

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    Default Re: Remote access (I think)

    You may wish to brush up on some openSUSE Linux concepts: Concepts - openSUSE - Linux PC to another Linux PC - sharing

    For Linux PC to Linux PC, IMHO the best way is NFS.

    IMHO the easiest way (if running KDE) is not NFS, but it is to simply open port #22 (ssh server/client) in both PC's firewall, and then launch dolphin or konqueror, and using an "ssh" application type:
    sftp://your-user-name@other-pcs-ip-address

    In my case, I type something like:
    sftp://oldcpu@192.168.2.102

    to access another PC where the IP address is 192.168.2.102 and the user account is "oldcpu". In fact, I access my mother's Linux PC a continent away using that method.

    If your LAN IP addresses don't change, you could even put an icon on your desktop with that inside.

    Now thats the quick and dirty lazy man's way of doing this. As noted NFS is superior, as it is more "integrated" in to each PC's file system. I don't like using NFS, as if I recall correctly, it puts constraints on me as to which PC needs to be booted first in one's home LAN, for the NFS file access to work properly. [Edit: since you have a server: then NFS is likely best for you]

    Before I forget: WELCOME to openSUSE forums.

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    NormanNippy NNTP User

    Default Re: Remote access (I think)

    Thanks for that, and, indeed, the welcome.

    NFS it is then.

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