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Sharing files on the home network

Now that I have a newer desktop, with plenty of free disk space, I have setup file sharing for the home network.  My opensuse desktop is the server, with both Windows and linux clients.

I am using a separate disk partition for sharing.  It is mounted as “/shared”.  I am encrypting that partition (LUKS encryption).  Of course, that might sound silly; why encrypt what I am sharing on the home network?  Mainly, this is because hard disks eventually fail.  And if the disk is encrypted, somebody scavenging the dump for old disks won’t be able to recover useful data.  I do expect to sometimes backup systems over the network, so there could be private data on the shared disk. Read More…