Forget Samba (windoze shares) or NFS. You already have an ssh server on our linux box (if you don't, then this blog post probably isn't for you), so use sshfs. After having read about it, twice, from a crazy Mac user (no hard feelings, Dr. Windley), I tried it this evening. Super simple, and just so darn handy. I love ssh, and I think I love fuse now too.