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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.
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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