[ILUG] Suggestions for Windows to Linux desktop migration.
Jean Francois Bucas
jfbucas at stp.dias.ie
Wed Dec 12 12:41:42 GMT 2012
On 12/12/12 12:18, Harry Duncan wrote:
> Would an alternate file sharing scheme on the file server give better
> results than samba which I've been using religiously for yonks because
> it "just works" ?
I suppose NFS is the obvious alternative.
However, it can be quite annoying; especially if the connection is down,
it might freeze the machines.
I would advise to start to use tool like puppet to configure and
maintain the mount points.
Another simple alternative which might work if it's only for editing
Office documents is to point your file browser location to
You can create a shortcut for that; it's rather stable, secure,
accessible from everywhere if the SSH server is publicly accessible.
If your users don't want to type-in a password every time, they can use
a dedicated pair of keys or they can store the password in their
profile. You can easily define folder access based on groups.
A downside is that if several people are working in the same
folder/documents, they would need to be careful and refresh.
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