Peer to Peer communication in Linux

I’m involved with a non-profit.

We are going to deploy Linux on a new batch of computers.

If someone creates a Libre Office document and wants to share it with someone on the network what are the options?

I realize we could use a file server but are there any peer to peer options.

What do you recommend?
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Scott SilvaNetwork AdministratorCommented:
A linux file server is also fairly easy to set up. You could use email to share documents, or flash drives... But since you already have a network, just get an old box with some hard drives in it and set it up to keep the files on.

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The user could share out the folder on their computer, but that brings up worries of how they do it and keeping it secure. Better to have a managed fileserver (using Samba, so Windows users can also use it).

Backups become much easier if you're using a fileserver.

Is file locking and versioning a concern?
Peter SchultzSenior Network AdministratorCommented:
Depends on used Distribution. Fedora Linux allows direct userbased shared folders. My recommendation...

If you share more details I may give you a suggestion.
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