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    Default Is there a way to mount a folder from another linux machine?

    Is there a way to mount a folder from another linux machine? The machine I'm mounting is OpenSuSE 11.1 and the other is CentOS 5.5.

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    Default Re: Is there a way to mount a folder from another linux machine?

    Hello abacabb,

    Quote Originally Posted by abacabb
    Is there a way to mount a folder from another linux machine? The machine I'm mounting is OpenSuSE 11.1 and the other is CentOS 5.5.
    Wherefore do you need to mount a folder from another Linux machine?

    If you only need to move some file you can use the "fish" protocol under KDE.
    To use it simply start Dolphin or Konqueror and enter this in the address bar:
    Code:
    fish://<User>@<Host>/<path>/<to>/<folder>
    The only that's needed on the host computer is an running ssh server.

    If you use GNOME you can use "sftp".
    The usage is almost the same as "fish", just start nautilus and enter:
    Code:
    sftp://<User>@<Host>/<path>/<to>/<folder>
    If you really want to mount it then I suggest NFS.

    Good luck!
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    Default Re: Is there a way to mount a folder from another linux machine?

    Quote Originally Posted by abacabb View Post
    Is there a way to mount a folder from another linux machine? The machine I'm mounting is OpenSuSE 11.1 and the other is CentOS 5.5.
    The normal way to mount remote directories in the Unix/Linux world is NFS. I do not know how to make the "other" into an NFS server (well basicaly the same way as on any Unix/Linux system), but on the openSUSE system you can use YaST > Network services > NFS client to configure. The main advantage of using YaST is that it handles things like starting the port mapper, opening firewall ports, etc. which you might forget to do.
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    Default Re: Is there a way to mount a folder from another linux machine?

    hcvv wrote:

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    > abacabb;2217194 Wrote:
    >> Is there a way to mount a folder from another linux machine? The
    >> machine I'm mounting is OpenSuSE 11.1 and the other is CentOS 5.5.

    >
    > The normal way to mount remote directories in the Unix/Linux world is
    > NFS. I do not know how to make the "other" into an NFS server (well
    > basicaly the same way as on any Unix/Linux system), but on the
    > openSUSE system you can use YaST > Network services > NFS client to
    > configure. The main advantage of using YaST is that it handles things
    > like starting the port mapper, opening firewall ports, etc. which you
    > might forget to do.
    >
    >


    Use sshfs

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