A Heterogeneous Linux/Windows 95 Home Network
My Linux server serrano has a tape drive, so I back up all files on my network to tape. To back up the files on the Windows 95 machine ancho, I first use Samba and a Perl script in which I specify a file called MANIFEST-SMB that contains all directories and files on ancho to be backed up. Then I use the Perl script shown in Listing 5. In that script, ****** is my Samba password to connect to C-Ancho. The manifest file can contain blank lines and comments—the first line in the while loop deals with this. It backs up files on ancho specified in MANIFEST-SMB into my Linux machine's /tmp directory. Then I run another script to back up to tape.
This network has provided me with a stable and efficient home work environment for more than a year.
Dr. Chirakkal Easwaran (email@example.com) is a professor of computer science at the State University of New York at New Paltz. He has worked with Linux since 1994. His research interests are in TCP/IP networks and scientific computation. He thanks the National Science Foundation for a grant that made a Linux laboratory possible at New Paltz.
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