is there a built in file sharing for linux or unix systems, that is not Samba / Windows based, just for sharing files between 'nix systems? And is sharing in this way supported by gnome and other desktop GUIs? I'm using ubuntu.

Thanks, craig


You can also share files through SSH, which is secure.

  • True, sshfs works wonders. But data encryption has a slight impact on performance. – halp Aug 23 '10 at 3:16
  • Not too bad for casual sharing, it all depends on the actual requirements. – user48838 Aug 23 '10 at 4:24

Read up on NFS exports. I don't think they're terribly secure (use Samba!) but they do the job.

  • NFS4 can be pretty secure when using the new connection encryption and authentication mechanisms. – joschi Aug 23 '10 at 6:15

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