[SOLVED] Networking an External Hard Drive

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[SOLVED] Networking an External Hard Drive

Post by JadedMonk » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:44 pm

Forgive me, this is a NETWORKING Topic, but the Button for starting a new thread was NOT AVAILABLE to me; perhaps because I am new to the forums, so I am placing it here.

...that being said, we have a network of 6 computers, 4 of which are running Linux Mint 18.1-Linux Mint 18.3. We have 2 External Hard Drives, one of which is our Primary Storage to be shared between all the Linux Mint computers. I'm the administrator.

Until now, all users have being using ssh to get into the External Hard Drive on the machine that it is connected to. However, this poses a problem when I want to be on the primary machine that the EXT HD is always connected to because the other users on other machines on the network have to have my account username & password, log in to my machine, then access the files on the External Hard Drive.

How could I give other users on other machines on the network access to the External Hard Drive without them having to use my login on ssh? I haven't been able to get NFS to work like I could years ago on Ubuntu for some reason or another, and I'd rather not use Samba, (but I will if I have to).

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Networking an External Hard Drive

Post by JadedMonk » Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:40 pm

...as I've had no response yet, perhaps I could simplify this:

In UBUNTU, I would edit the configuration file in the /etc/fstab directory, but there isn't one with Linux Mint. Where is the Linux Mint equivalent?

[UPDATED]
Never mind, I found the file.

Just in case anyone else might want to do this:
https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/1513

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