- Configuring an FTP server
- Securing an FTP server
- Managing users and access
- Troubleshooting FTP problems
- Working with Samba and CIFS/SMB
- Adding a group file share
- Connecting to a share on a Windows domain
- Working with NFS
- Mounting an NFS share at boot
Skill Level Intermediate
- [Instructor] Providing access to data stored on a server is an essential function in a networked world. In this course, we'll take a look at three primary ways of providing File Sharing Services on Linux machines. First we'll take a look at FTP or File Transfer Protocol which is a popular option for allowing untrusted users to download and upload information. It's easy to use, but doesn't offer a lot of security. Then we'll take a look at CIFs or SMB which is a Microsoft protocol that's widely used in home and corporate networks.
Using the Samba software package, we'll set up a server and a client that can communicate with machines using this popular protocol. And then we'll take a look at NFS or Network File System which is mostly used for providing connections between servers. NFS makes it easy for information in a remote file system to be treated like local data on a client machine. Familiarity with these File Sharing solutions is important for system administrators and Linux enthusiasts. Let's go.