Ubuntu :: Sharing Files Between Two Machines On Network?
Nov 4, 2010
I have a problem sharing files between two machines on my network, one, my main one running 10.10 and the other running Lubuntu. I've used the share files option on my main computer, and they show up on the Lubuntu machine, but when I try accessing the files, I get a message telling me that they'failed to mount'. It's frustrating in that I can see that the files are there, and obviously the Lubuntu machine can 'see' them too. I'm sure that I must have missed out something, and I've tried searching, but so far have only come accross some very old tutorials that just confuse me more. Surely there must be a fool proof way of getting this all working? (I've tried Giver, but the Lubuntu machine refuses to run Giver!)
I'm having issues setting up file sharing between two Linux machines. I've tried the forum cookie cutter answer of "right click folder, sharing options, share, allow others to write and edit, allow guest accounts", but I simply cannot get my two Ubuntu 10.10 machines to see each others shared files. I HAVE been able to download and use the program "Personal File Sharing", and with it I CAN share the "Shared" folder between both machines. I'd prefer to learn the correct way to link these two boxes up though, and be able to share more than 1 directory. Am I missing any programs to complete this link? Do I need to use Samba? I've tinkered with it, and I can get both computers to see a workgroup name I set up, but cannot get them to view each other in it.
My two machines are both running Ubuntu 10.10. I want to transfer program files between them using a local area network.
My Ubuntu machines can both see the Window machines on the network, and get files from them. But my Ubuntu machines do not detect each other as being on the network. Nor can my Windows machines detect my Ubuntu machines.
From what I can tell, that's normal, and I've become resigned to using a pendrive to transfer files between the two machines. Or even sending files as email attachments.
there is a clean and easy way to transfer files between two Ubuntu machines on the same local area network.
I now have BackupPC up and running on ubuntu 9.10.I have a couple more issues. These relate to the fact that I am trying to use backuppc to backup files, but also to provide a central up to date store of network accessible files, so, for example, media files can be viewed over the network, rather than downloaded through the web interface. Thus I have the following problems:
1. Access the files through the network.I want to have /var/lib/backuppc as a browsable folder through the network. I have managed to change permissions on the folders so they are browseable, but i need to set the file permissions so i can open the files. How do I do this, and set it so that all future backup files are given accessible permissions?
2. A single store of files.I want one folder with all the incremental backups being copied into it, so to see the most up to date version of a file, I just browse to it in nautilus, or through shared folders from another pc on the network.At the moment, I have a 0 and a 1 folder, and I am sure I will end up with loads more. I just want a single folder, no matter how many times the backup is made.
3. Change the Naming Convention.Also is there a way to change the naming convention so the folders are given the normal names (so Documents rather than fDocuments)?
Problem: Neither Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx 64 bit machine can access any shared folders on windows PC's, or on the other Ubuntu machine. However, my windows machine CAN access the folders I've set up to share with Samba.
When I click Places>Network it FINDS the other computers, but when I double click one of the other machines the "wait" pointer comes up and then it says: blah blah blah... "The folder could not be displayed: Sorry, could not display all the contents of "Windows shares on debbie-desktop": DBus error org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NoReply: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken."
Why can the windows computers access shared files FROM linux, but the linux computers can't access anything non-local?
I have installed OpenSUSE 11.4 on my PC. Want to share my files with Win7 system. So far so good, I can access my files on Linux computer from my Windows PC. My problem starts when I want full access to my files, as you see on image it says directory is Public and Writable but still I can't delete or add files to that directory what did I missed ?
when I try to share files off of my external hard drive over my network; it says it is shared on my ubuntu machine but when I try to access the file on my windows machine it says I do not have permission.
So I want to put some of my folders on my network. I open up nautilus and go to my home folder and right click -> properties-> share and then selected share this folder, made it so that others could modify stuff on it and have guest access (which is what I want), and changed the share name to "home". Then I clicked create share. I then went to Places->Network->******'s public files on [the name of my computer]. But then some stupid error message popped up saying:
"DBus error org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NoReply: Message did not receive a reply (timeout by message bus)"
I am using ubuntu 10.04 .I tried to share my files on windows network using samba , I changed theworkgroup name in samba configuration file ..but it dint work for me will you please tell me the exact procedure to share the files on windows network ..
I want to share home directories from two different machines so that I can log on to both using the same account.
One idea was to host the home directory on a server and mount it to a local directory. I don't think this will work though, because I'm pretty sure the directory wont be mounted until the logon session starts and I'm guessing it wont without the appropriate home directory.
So the question becomes, what tells the OS where the home directory is in the first place. Yes it's in a default place but that path as to be stored in some config file somewhere right?
But another problem is... If the server goes down, I'll have to make sure I can log on via root at the logon screen/get into a terminal/use LiveCD to get access.
It wouldn't be too much of a problem to create an account on each machine, all my media will be on the server anyway. But if I create an account on one, it would be nice if it was automatically added to the other. And it would be great for keeping settings if I want to do a compete wipe if I'm upgrading the file-system or something. I suppose I could just do a backup like everyone else..
I am running 10.4 on a number of machines but can not create a network and share media and directories between them. I can not find any machines on my network. I know smb is installed because I used it when running windows. I have not used Ubuntu or any other Linux OS to run a network before,
I have: 1) A desktop PC running Ubuntu 10.04 and a Virtualbox guest, Windows XP. My printer is connected and operates via XP. Yep, its a Windows-only printer, but the VB file-sharing allows me to print Ubuntu files. 2.) Another desktop running Puppy Linux. 3.) A netbook running XP as a native install.
No. 1 and 2 are connected to a Level One router by ethernet cable. No. 3 is wireless. All 3 machines work fine independently, with no problems accessing the internet. Getting these machines to "see" each other seems to be harder than falling off a log! How to share files and the printer, especially on how to configure the router. The manual that came with it doesn't seem to explain how to do this. It assumes that all your devices are either wired or wireless, with no hints about how to network wired and wireless machines together.
probably missed something really small but ive got an old celeron 2.4GHz laptop with a busted inverter and no VGA output (it too is broke off) and ive decided to use it as a file and maybe print server. the folders i want to share are on an external drive so i added the line
usershare owner only = false to the global section in the smb.conf file yet it wont share the folders. both are using lucid. PS how to you do the code boxes? PSS if you wanna know how i can see the screen just ask
I just installed open Suse 11.3, and I cannot SSH my school. Upon further investigation I could not even ping any machines outside my local area network. Ironically I could nmap machines outside my local area network.
i've been trying to network my machines together, 3 to be exact, without using SAMBA, as there is no point using SAMBA as there are no windows machines on the network at all, have tried using the standard network admin GUI's and following some guides, without success, what is the step by step procedure for creating network shares linux-linux only networking, regards
I know that this is easy, but I am confused.I have three computers all with a clean install of SUSE 11.2. Two of them use wifi with the internet and the third is wired.I would like to share files between them all of them.When I go to dolphin/network there is nothing there and I don't know how to set it up.
I just installed suse on this computer, and am wanting to allow other computers to store files on it as a file server. I was reading the online manual and in the personal file preferences, it shows an option to enable 'share public files over network'. The problem is I don't see that option when I open up file preferences. All I see is an option to allow sharing using bluetooth, nothing about sharing over the network. When I look in the network I can see the computer running suse, but when I try to connect to it, it says 'unable to mount drive: connection refused by server.'
I've got a few parts laying around and maybe a 100 bucks on NewEgg I can get a Windows Server going. However, I have a few questions. I already have two Ubuntu servers going. My main concern is OS updates. I have Ubuntu based distros covered via apt-cacher-ng on one of my Ubuntu servers. I also have a nice squid server going with adzapper and so on. However, I have a bunch of Windows based machines on my network, and I have very limited bandwidth. I know I can run a virtual server on my main server, but I prefer to have an actual box just for a WSUS server for personal reasons. This is only an option if there is no option for WSUS style updating through Linux on my current server.
If I have to build a low powered Windows Server box in order to just push Windows updates for XP, Vista, and 7 to save bandwidth in the long run will a copy of Windows Home Server do the trick? I read an article from MaximumPC that WHS 2.0 will have a WSUS feature, but is this feature available in WHS 1.0? This is a really crappy way of storing updates and save bandwidth, but I don't know what other options I have. I live and work in a very remote area and I've already done everything I can think of to help save bandwidth. Like having a transparent proxy server and apt-cacher-ng running. It's also helps run things a lot faster when updating Ubuntu based boxes and surfing the internet. If I could just get the Windows updates out of the way I would be golden. I'll wait for WHS 2.0 if I have to. I'm not buying a full blown copy of Windows Server just for updates, especially on a box that'll cost about 300 bucks when complete. Still better than a prebuilt WHS box advertised on NewEgg for 600 bucks.
Me and my friend have been talking about networking our two machines over the internet. So he has done his side. Now i need to do my side... Any ideas on how i would go about configuring my computer to do this?
i use dropbox to share files about some classes at the university with a friend of mine.since he is on windows, my hidden files are shown to him. is there any way to make the files hidden on windows machines through ubuntu?
I have 3 home computers. Two of them are dual boot Windows and Ubuntu. The third runs only Ubuntu. I want to share files and two printers among the three machines. What is the best approach to doing this.
So in an effort to increase the speed of my netbook, I removed Ubuntu and installed Lubuntu on it. When I tried to mount my samba share as I normally do, I noticed it wasn't able to connect - mount error(113): No route to host. Sensing something fishy, I attempted to ping the machine (both by name and by IP) - Destination Host Unreachable.The machine I'm trying to connect to is using Ubuntu 10.04 x64. I attempted to ping the other way and it was able to connect to the netbook just fine. When the netbook was using Ubuntu, it was connecting fine. My iptables check out ok, but here is the output of iptables -nvL:
My new HP mini running Ubuntu sees my HP notebook running Vista,my Compaq desktop running Vista, and my HP desktop running XP as computers belonging to my workgroup, but I can only access my files on the XP machine. The mini and the notebook are wireless and the desktops connect to the router by cable.
All of the computers connect through the router to the DSL modem, and each of them connect to the HP wireless printer. None of the other computers see my mini as belonging to my workgroup, specifically including my XP computer. Figure that it is likely normal that I cannot with my mini open files that I find on my XP, but have to copy and paste them to my mini or one of the flash drives I use with it before I can open them.
I understand I have described a "well known problem" caused by a non standard sequence in Vista, that can be obviated by a fix to the login sequence that can be made to the linux code in my mini so that it will recognize and perform the login (user name and password) that is required when a Vista machine is encountered.
But I'm in over my head, unable to even find the command line on my mini.
I have two Suse un-firewalled computers connected via NFS. About a year ago I found instructions for a very SIMPLE way to share a CUPS connected printer using Yast. When I installed 11.4 I lost the instructions. It required no config file editing and took about two minutes. Google searches focus on complicated SMB-Linux connections like those suggested by swerdna.
I have a home network of 4 computers - 3 Windows & 1 Xubuntu I'm able to connect to the Xubuntu machine from all of the Windows computers, but I can't do the opposite - connect to the Windows machines from the Xubuntu. I'm using Gigolo, and I can see the network, but it says no servers found.