4.2. File serversΒΆ

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
nmbscan version 1.2.6 - laptop011 - Thu Apr 25 09:53:17 CEST 2013
domain MYGROUP
  server TEST-BENCH
      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)