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Who's doing the computing on a remote folder in Windows?

When you're working with a remote folder, shared directory, or anything along those lines in Windows and you copy/move files, create a zip directory, or something along those lines on the server's ...
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Shorten NFS share paths via symbolic links

I have a large number of NFS shares on a private server of mine, and they all exists fairly deep in the directory tree, ie: Share list: /data/files/external/share_a /data/files/external/share_b ...
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Setting up a file share for a lab of Windows PCs with Samba or NFS

I am trying to setup a "shared drive" for our lab on a university campus. I installed Debian on a spare PC we have here and the "clients" are all using Windows 7 Professional. Ideally, they all want ...
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Benefits of NFS-based fileshares

I've been reading up on fileshare tools like NFS the past few days, and I understand the concept of exporting directories, mount points, shared files/directories, etc. However, each of the ...
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Is NFS appropriate for large networks?

In pure Linux networks, I've read that NFS is good if the network is small. Are there performance issues that one runs into when using NFS for large networks? Security issues? Is there a competitor ...
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how to deal with shared home directory on linux?

situation is as follows: home directory is on nfs share A: /home/me workstations a, b, c, ... share that home directory: /home/me is a link to A:/home/me all workstations are used at the same time ...