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Old 13th December 2011, 07:11 PM
thesun Offline
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Symbolic link questions/confusion

I'd like to make a shared directory on a LAN so that people can drag and drop files there and they'll become visible to everyone. I'd originally thought that this would be simple but I'm clearly doing something really wrong.

One, I'd like people to not be able to access other folders higher up on the directory tree.
Two, I'd like people on different computers to be able to drag and drop items into this folder without adding passwords each time.

Is there a way to make a symlink that will go to a different host's computer?

Thank you!
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Old 13th December 2011, 11:59 PM
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Re: Symbolic link questions/confusion

First you will need to mount the shared file system on the other computers. Then you can make a link to the location of the shared directory.
Use file permissions to control access.
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Old 14th December 2011, 01:28 AM
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Re: Symbolic link questions/confusion

You probably want something like NFS. Plenty of guides out there, e.g. http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/linux-e...ory-with-nfs4/

If you need to support Windows machines, you'll want Samba.
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Old 14th December 2011, 03:43 AM
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Re: Symbolic link questions/confusion

NFS worked like a charm. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction!
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