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Puppy File Server ?
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saji

Joined: 15 Jun 2009
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PostPosted: Wed 23 Sep 2009, 02:27    Post subject:  Puppy File Server ?
Subject description: Puppy derivative for a file server ( with samba and NFS)
 

Hi All,
Could somebody suggest me a minimalist puppy distribution for a file server, with SAMBA and NFS.
thanks,
-saji
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sunburnt


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Location: Arizona, U.S.A.

PostPosted: Wed 23 Sep 2009, 20:48    Post subject:  

Hi saji; To my knowledge no Puppy comes with the Samba server.
Barry put it in years ago at my prodding, and since has taken it back out...
It`s only 4 files for the Samba server, Puppy already has Samba client.
Full Samba install is about 40 MB, BIG... ChoicePup has a 14 MB SFS file.

NFS is out dated and really isn`t used anymore, why have 2 networks?
Samba is easier to use and get working, and does Linux and M$...
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saji

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PostPosted: Fri 25 Sep 2009, 02:22    Post subject:  

sunburnt wrote:
Hi saji; To my knowledge no Puppy comes with the Samba server.
Barry put it in years ago at my prodding, and since has taken it back out...
It`s only 4 files for the Samba server, Puppy already has Samba client.
Full Samba install is about 40 MB, BIG... ChoicePup has a 14 MB SFS file.file transfer

Thank You sunburnt.
Am I correct if i download the Puppy Barebone version and add SAMBA SFS to make a mimimalist puppy server.
sunburnt wrote:
NFS is out dated and really isn`t used anymore, why have 2 networks?
Samba is easier to use and get working, and does Linux and M$...

i got a (wrong?)idea from some of the the forum posts that NFS is much faster than SAMBA and less prone to errors during file transfer.
-saji
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sunburnt


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PostPosted: Fri 25 Sep 2009, 02:47    Post subject:  

Yes, using an SFS file to do it is a good way and takes less drive space.
Installing Samba to the Save file is good too as it`s part of the system.
I`d try the SFS file first, put it in the path: /initrd/mnt/dev_save

Like most things Linux and M$, NFS is smaller and uses less resources.
If the server`s an old PC with little ram... But the difference can`t be much.
I can testify to the effort I had getting it to work, Samba was less effort.
And as I said, Samba does M$ computers as well, a more robust network.
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lwill


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PostPosted: Fri 25 Sep 2009, 17:57    Post subject:  

Sorry, a bit O.T.
But..

M$ (XP Pro at least) does NFS as well, and get this, for free.

Windows Services for UNIX
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=896c9688-601b-44f1-81a4-02878ff11778&DisplayLang=en

Adds a bunch of other *NIX tools and perl as well.

I found it when I wanted to play music at a reception party on my (now) wife's Gateway laptop that I still cannot get sound from under linux. I used this to connect using XP to a F10 box with a NTFS formatted hard drive full of music I then played on Songbird. (talk about going round the block just to whistle a tune!)
I always seem to have issues getting Samba to work right the first time, but with NFS (easy to install on Fedora) edit 2 files and mount the drive on any computer with NFS. Once mounted in the host system, it can be shared with any other system running NFS client. Just create a directory and mount to it like any other drive. Use "Map Drive" in MS.

Now I will admit that I have not tried build things from scratch (like getting server to work on Puppy) but from my experience once working, it is pretty flawless.
Lyle
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jrb


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Location: Smithers, BC, Canada

PostPosted: Sat 26 Sep 2009, 00:12    Post subject:  

saji wrote:
Am I correct if i download the Puppy Barebone version and add SAMBA SFS to make a mimimalist puppy server

Hi saji,
the easiest way to go would be to use choicepup-4.1.2minV2-k2.6.25.16.iso and load the ch-min-samba-3.0.26.sfs file at boot. ChoicePup is essentially a barebones puppy.

If you want to use ch-min-samba-3.0.26.sfs with any other puppy4xx (except the new puppy with the 2.6.30.5 kernel which won't run the old sfs files) then go to /etc/opt/samba and rename smb.conf (I use smb.conf1) and imhosts. If they aren't there then you don't have to.

Once you have the sfs file loaded you should see PuppyServer on your network. User=root, password=woofwoof.
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PostPosted: Sat 26 Sep 2009, 01:09    Post subject:  

It sounds like jrb has used his distro. for a Samba server, good advice...

jrb, why not add just the basic files for Samba server to the main SFS file for the next ChoicePup release?
Only 1.5 MB compressed into the main SFS file, not bad at all to have a Samba server in it!
An addon SFS file can hold the rest of the Samba files if they`re needed by someone.
I also have made a Samba config. GUI. Ask if you`re interested...
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saji

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PostPosted: Sat 26 Sep 2009, 03:25    Post subject:  

Thank you sunburnt, lwill and jrb for all those valuable comments.

-saji
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