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

October 11, 2008 by · 5 Comments
Filed under: HowTo, linux, Ubuntu 

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