How To Set Up a Home Network With Ubuntu, Part 3

October 12, 2008 by · 1 Comment
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This is the 3rd part of my Ubuntu home networking howto. In Part 1 I covered how to configure your home network with static IP addresses. Part 2 was about client and server configuration for NFS file sharing over the network. In Part 3 I'll show how to automatically mount the shared folders at boot time. This is done by editing the file system table in /etc/fstab. Log in to one of your client computers, open a terminal, and enter the following. Read more

How To Set Up a Home Network With Ubuntu, Part 2

October 11, 2008 by · 5 Comments
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In Part 1 I showed how to set up your home network with static IP addresses. In Part 2 I'm going to show how to share folders across the network. There's a lot of information on the net for setting up Samba (which works with Windows SMB) to share files. That's fine if you need to share files and folders with Windows computers, but in a pure Linux environment NFS (Network File System) works just as well or better. Some reports on the web claim it to be 3-4 times faster than Samba for file transfers. In today's post, I'll show how to install and configure NFS in order to share folders across your home Linux network. Read more

How To Set Up a Home Network With Ubuntu, Part 1

October 4, 2008 by · 6 Comments
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Building a home network can make the management and use of multiple computers in your home much more convenient. For example, you can set up shared folders so that you have access to your files from any computer in the house. Another nice thing you can do is share your printer with all of your other computers, so you can print from anywhere. Read more

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