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Network share was merged into Shared resource[edit]

On 5 Feb 2008, the Network share article was merged into and redirected to Shared resource.

(On 18 Feb 2005, the article Network share was nominated for deletion. The result was keep. See Wikipedia:Votes for deletion/Network share for a record of the discussion.)

The old Network share article said the following:

A network share is a location on a computer network, typically allowing multiple computer users on the same network to have a centralized space on which to store files (e.g. documents, spreadsheets, etc).
A network share is created on a computer by marking a directory as shared (the exact process varies by platform). The name of the share can be different from the directory upon which it is based. The share is accessed by client computers through some naming convention, such as UNC (Universal Naming Convention) (e.g. \\ServerComputerName\ShareName).
On Microsoft Windows, a network share is provided by the Windows network component "File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks", using Microsoft's SMB (Server Message Block) protocol. Unix, Linux, and Mac systems can use Samba to create network shares which can be accessed from computers running Microsoft Windows.
A network share can become a security liability when access to the shared files is gained (often by devious means) by those who should not have access to them.
Network shares can also be implemented with WebDAV, NFS, or AFS. See Network file system for a more complete list.
The term "share" is typically used to describe a Network file system on a Microsoft Windows environment. Other environments may use different terminology for what amounts to the same thing. For example, when using NFS on a Unix platform, the original term was an "export", however users of some flavours of Unix (eg. Linux and Solaris operating system) have started to use the term "share" instead.

Definition of Network share?[edit]

After the merge, there is no definition of the term "Network share". Does the term include a shared printer? Or only shared disk/folder/file? Mange01 (talk) 01:37, 9 February 2008 (UTC)

Which term should we use?[edit]

After the merge, the article is sometimes using the "Network share" term, sometimes "Shared disk/folder/file". We should be more consequent.

Google hit rate:

  • "Shared folder" : 878 000 hits
  • "Network share": 726 000 hits
  • "Shared resource" + file: 412 000 hits
  • "Shared file": 255 000 hits
  • "Shared disk" 126 000 hits

I originally named the article "Shared resource", but I can accept renaming it to any of the above terms. Mange01 (talk) 01:40, 9 February 2008 (UTC)

On second thought, I think Network share is a better name. It is less vague and more common. Mange01 (talk) 12:30, 10 March 2011 (UTC)

Peer-to-peer disk sharing?[edit]

The article says: "Shared file and printer access is typically based on the client-server paradigm, rather than such models as peer-to-peer communication or onion routing."

Some books, for example Cisco academy literature, talk about both peer-to-peer disk sharing (i.e. non-centralized, where anyone makes part of their personal computer disk available to others) and client-server disk sharing (using one dedicated centralized server).

I don't know how to combine these two views. Is one of them false? Mange01 (talk) 23:46, 26 December 2008 (UTC)

Can we remove the templates?[edit]

A {{cleanup}} template was added in May 2010 by user:Furlong23. Why? Since then these changes have been made. Is it sufficient?

A {{refimprove}} template was added simultaneosly. It had three sources at that time. Now there are six sources (including two footnotes). Please add {{citation needed}} to formulations that still need sources.

A {{dubious}} template was added in december 2010 by an anonymous user. I am not sure why, but I guess it referred to the last sentence about Windows home edition. I tried to clarify it, added a source and removed the template. Mange01 (talk) 10:57, 10 March 2011 (UTC)

No answer in 3 months. Then I remove the templates myself. Mange01 (talk) 21:55, 6 June 2011 (UTC)