A file server is a computer attached to a network that has the primary purpose of providing a location for shared disk access, i.e. shared storage of computer files (such as documents, sound files, photographs, movies, images, databases, etc.) that can be accessed by the workstations that are ...

learn more… | top users | synonyms

2
votes
1answer
445 views

samba security share && user

This is my smb.conf: [global] workgroup = myworkgroup netbios name = mercurio server string = fileServer security = share map to guest = Bad User [Share] comment = Carella di condivisione globale ...
4
votes
3answers
3k views

How do I switch from Ubuntu desktop to Ubuntu server?

I'm currently setting up a home server using a very, very old PC. It has Ubuntu 11.10 installed on it, but it can't actually handle the GUI. I want to install the server edition of Ubuntu, which is ...
13
votes
4answers
7k views

What is the equivalent of Active Directory on Linux

I have a couple of machines at home (plus a number of Linux boxes running in VMs) and I am planning to use one of them as a centralized file server. Since I am more a Linux user rather than a ...
0
votes
2answers
85 views

Samba shares - Cannot access with users

I have installed a Samba server on Ubuntu Server 12.04 so I can store files there from my desktop or laptop or whatever. /etc/samba/smb.conf: #======================= Global Settings ...
7
votes
4answers
13k views

automount nfs: autofs timeout settings for unreliable servers - how to avoid hangup?

I'm running a small server for our flat share. It's mostly a file server with some additional services. The clients are Linux machines (mostly Ubuntu, but some others Distros too) and some Mac(-Book)s ...
2
votes
1answer
38 views

is there a web app for returning results to a search on an indexed database?

I would very much like to allow users in a small office environment harness the power of slocate indexed database on the file server. Currently when users are looking for a file in our fileserver, ...
1
vote
1answer
174 views

Ubuntu Server - OS on single HDD, file server on software RAID 1

I run a Windows Server 2008 machine. It is used as a file server (File Services feature), in addition to local shares I use CrushFTP for SFTP and HTTP access to my files. I would like to convert to ...
1
vote
1answer
59 views

Linux based internet file server

I am looking for a linux based file server that I can use to store all my files and access remotely through Internet. I have come across a few different alternatives, most promising amahi, but most of ...
6
votes
2answers
1k views

Forcing Linux NFS client to reconnect to server after NFS is disconnected

Is there a way to force a Linux client to reconnect to a NFS server after it has lost its connection? The client eventually notices the server is back and resumes working just fine. I'm just ...
0
votes
1answer
42 views

Prevent access to files on linux file server

I have a linux system running Debian Wheezy stable on it and am using it as a file repository (not a true file server because I am using BitTorrent sync to move files as I move around the world). Some ...
1
vote
1answer
170 views

Resolving an alias to a remote server

I have what I think is called an IP alias, which is used to access a Windows file server from a Unix server. The path on Unix looks something like: /folder/file.txt which is somehow resolved as: ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

Problem with samba shares Ubuntu server 12.04

I'm having a problem with setting up samba share permissions on Ubuntu Server LTS. I've got two shares set up in the smb.conf file. The entries look like this: [share] comment = Ubuntu File Server ...
1
vote
1answer
743 views

How do I SSH into my Samba file server?

So I made a dedicated Samba file server on my Debian(3.2) machine. I have had great success accessing it from both Windows and Unix. I can SSH into it on the local network. When I try to SSH into it ...
3
votes
2answers
262 views

Can I make a symlink point to different locations on different machines?

Before you say "no", a workaround would also be fine. Here is the situation: I have two machines local and compile, both including the same ~ over nfs from a third machine files. I would like to have ...
1
vote
0answers
214 views

GUI for mount_afp?

I have installed mount_afp, so I can access my iMac via AFP on my PowerBook G4 running Debian XFCE. It works in Terminal (screenshot), but is there a GUI for it - like File Manager?
2
votes
1answer
169 views

What exactly is a “home directory”?

When your University sends everyone an e-mail saying "We're sorry! One or more of our disks have failed; thus we've lost 'x' number of home directories on our servers." Is it basically just the root ...
2
votes
1answer
175 views

Which steps I have to follow to configure Ubuntu server with Mac and Windows workstations?

I've recently installed Ubuntu Server 10.04. I already have configured the basics and now I want to associate Windows and Mac OSX machines with the users created on Ubuntu so that when I login in one ...
8
votes
4answers
743 views

A small challenge to familiarize myself with Linux

I would like to learn more about Linux. I briefly went through a few books and quite a few articles online, but the only way to learn something is to actually start using it. I would like to jump in ...
7
votes
2answers
1k views

How to power off a system but still keep it available on the network

I'm looking into installing a file server on my network, for serving data and backups. I want this machine to be available at all times, but I would rather not keep it on all the time (as to conserve ...
0
votes
3answers
1k views

How can I (and should I) use my Linux file server as a Time Machine backup server for my Macs?

I have two Macs that I'd like to start backing up using Time Machine, but all of my storage is attached to my Linux file server. How can I use my Linux file server (which happens to be running Ubuntu ...
4
votes
5answers
357 views

Setting up a family server

I'm very new to Unix, but after having become comfortable with bash over the past year and after having played with Ubuntu recently, I've decided to make my next computer run Ubuntu, and I think my ...