This question already has an answer here:
I will try to explain the scenario in a least complicated manner;
I have 20 computers in here,
14 – Xubuntu (pc1, pc 2, pc 3, pc 4, pc 5, pc 6, pc 7, pc 8, pc 9, pc 10 pc,11, pc 12, pc13, pc14) 5 – Lubuntu (pc15, pc16, pc17, pc18, pc19) 1 – Ubuntu (pc20)
All connected to the LAN (Local Area Network)
Now, is it possible to enable pure file sharing among all of these ?
EVERY computer will have a folder named ‘shared’ on their desktop which should be able to get written and read by anyone on the LAN.
There should be NO username and password or any kind of authentication while copying/pasting or accessing the Shared folder (I don’t care about the security)
Please can someone help me in a way to set this thing up ?
And please consider that I can’t afford any fancy surprises because the end users (operators) are used to winXP file sharing.
Until now I’ve tried using Samba and sometimes it works sometimes it says permission denied, connection refused, volume not mounted. I’ve installed thunar file manager on every computer.
Sometimes while copying just a 2 MB file it takes ages, it keeps on saying copying….till my wit ends. And then I end up using a flash drive