5.7.3:     File sharing

Introduction

If you want to make files and directories available to other computers on your network, MEPIS Linux 7.0 can handle a large variety of networking protocols to allow this. Many people accustomed to Windows may be confused by the variety of file sharing protocols and not understand why there are so many when Windows simply allows you to "share" files without much rigamarole. Being open, though, Linux allows you to choose the protocol that best suits your needs.


Basic methods

System-wide sharing is enabled by clicking KMenu --> Control Center --> Internet & Network --> File Sharing. Click on the bottom button Administrative Mode to select the protocol to use (Samba or NFS), folders to share, and users who may access those folders.


Other methods