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Light-weight alternative to Apache

In my set-up, I run (as root) ln -s ~/share /var/www. By doing this, anyone on the local network will access the ~/share directory by pointing their browsers at http://hostname/share. I use apache, ...
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How to setup a “data” partition shared by multiple Linux OS'es?

Currently I have a NTFS partition that contains shared data. My rationale is, NTFS doesn't have any idea about file permissions, so I won't have any trouble using them in a multi-boot system ...
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Which filesystem to use for a partition shared with a parallel windows instalation?

On my new PC I want to install both Linux and Windows, each on their own rather small partition, and put the big rest of the 1 TB HDD in a further partition (plus swap). Which filesystem should I use? ...
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samba does not work when offline

I have recently set up a virtual machine and I want to share files between the host and the guest. Samba seems to be a perfect solution, and indeed it does all that I expect it to. However, if the ...
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File sharing with Windows

I have a small home network consisting of two computers. One is running Windows 7 and the other Ubuntu 10.04. Neither computer is permanently on. I am trying to set up file sharing between the two. ...
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/mnt Directories Disappearing

I'm trying to mount some smb shares on bootup using fstab on a Kbuntu box. Here are the steps I using to accomplish this: sudo mkdir /mnt/MyShare Then I add this line to my fstab file: ...
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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 ...
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Automatically mount network drive when available

I have a NAT drive, that is accessible via SMB. I have an entry in fstab to mount it at boot. But if the drive is not switched on it is not mounted during boot and I have to manually mount later. (The ...
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Simple file transfer

Given two Linux boxes on a LAN, what's the simplest way to transfer files between them?