4.2. File servers¶
Serving file is often an essential feature of a server. In the Linux world two popular systems are used, samba and nfs. It depends on the use case which system is more common. In a Linux-only environment nfs is a good choice. If you want to serve files for Microsoft Windows systems samba is an easy way to go.
There is a samba share available.
$ nmbscan -h 10.0.0.64 nmbscan version 1.2.6 - laptop011 - Thu Apr 25 09:53:17 CEST 2013 domain MYGROUP server TEST-BENCH ip-address 10.0.0.64 ip-name fedora-test.home.network server-software Samba 4.0.5 operating-system Unix share samba share-type Disk share IPC$ share-type IPC share-comment IPC Service (Samba Server Version 4.0.5)