the act of sharing files over a network, either server-to-client (nfs), or peer-to-peer (bittorrent)

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Empathy Chat: People Nearby text chat OK but file transfer fails. Why? How to troubleshoot?

Problem: Chat works (sending text and smileys) with the "People Nearby" feature but sending files silently fails. Going to Contact > Send File presents the sender with a file chooser and no error is ...
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Unable to get Windows File Sharing (Samba) to Work Under Ubuntu

I would like to set up an Ubuntu machine, where I can store movies, series and music. I managed to get a working share running, setup to /srv/samba/share. I can access the share from my Windows ...
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Add right click sharing to Ubuntu Server 13.10 running Gnome-shell 3.8?

New to Ubuntu but some limited experience with other distros. I was trying out Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 LTS and I was able to right click a folder and share it on my home network. I wasn't crazy about ...
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Multiple Samba workgroups

Samba share "scanning" when just clicking on the network tab works perfect when the workgroup setting matches the windows workgroup workgroup = WORKGROUP This is fine for a desktop but when I ...
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File sharing Ubuntu 13.04 & Windows 7

COMPLETE NOOB QUESTION. Hey I have just recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my HP Pavillion DM1 laptop which is wireless. I have 2 Windows 7 machines connected via Ethernet and I am trying to set-up ...
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How to connect two Ubuntu PCs to local network (without Windows PCs)?

How can I connect two Ubuntu PCs to local network using Wi-Fi or direct ethernet cable connect for files transmission? I don't have Windows, so I don't want to install Samba.
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Sharing mac files vmware fusion

I have Ubuntu running on VMWare Fusion on my Macbook Pro. I can't seem to access files on the Mac. I have tried looking into /mnt/hgfs but there is nothing there. I have been to settings and said that ...
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Unable to mount OSX 10.8 file share with CIFS from Ubuntu 12.04

I am trying (and failing) to mount a share hosted on my OSX laptop, onto my Ubuntu 12.04 server. The server is a Vbox vm running on a macbook air. This is my /etc/fstab entry ...
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Following Symbolic Links with AFP Share

We have a networked Ubuntu machine currently sharing a folder via AFP to our staff MacBooks. I've added a second drive, automounted it via fstab and made it read and write by default. I've created ...
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Sharing of files between Ubuntu 14.04 and VMware Windows 7

I am unable to share files between Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (HOST) and Windows 7 (VMWare Guest). I tried all the possible options of defining the shared folders in VMWare as mentioned in their site and all ...
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Why folder is not sharing in ubuntu 13.10?

I want to share my computer's folder beyond the local network, I've installed samaba to access folder from another computers and gives 777 permission and have change owner as well to the folder but it ...
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CONTINUED: Samba is installed, Why doesn't gnome-file-share-properties work?

The answer given to the original question, on Ubuntu Saucy, made my Personal File Sharing options disappear from the Unity Search tool. Initially I installed sudo apt-get install samba ...
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Samba error message invoke-rc.d: initscript samba, action “restart” failed

Hello I'm on Ubuntu 13.10 x64 Newbies I try to create a samba share. it is installed, and I think it is running, I create users and a shared folder on a secondary internal hard drive sata ...
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Setting up a home server but don't know what to call what I'm doing to ask for help

So I have a decent home server that I'd Like to do a couple things with: Host a website ( I know how to do this so I'm not worried about this ) Create remote user storage - I'd like to make ...
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set up filesharing between windows 7 and ubuntu 12.04 lts

I recently purchased a netbook with ubuntu 12.04 lts on it. I am trying to move my files from my windows 7 pc to my netbook but am running into trouble. I have shared my files on my windows pc and ...
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How to transfer files from a windows environment to Ubuntu Touch?

I installed the Ubuntu Touch on my Galaxy Nexus by flashing it thru recovery, but I can't transfer files from my computer to it. Right now I'm in a Windows environment (Windows 8) and I don't want to ...
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Changing permission for 'Public' folder always failed

I have 2 PC using ubuntu(I assume PC 1 and PC 2), and I always share a file or folder for each other. I know that I have to right click first, choose Sharing Options and check Share this folder. ...
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Access folders on Windows using Ubuntu

I recently had a problem accessing a Windows machine using Ubuntu. I followed the advice using the solution from this answer: Access Windows machines from Ubuntu on local network by hostname This ...
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How to share files from ubuntu 13.04 and lubuntu 13.04?

I have been searching the forums and nothing is working on my pc's.Here's what I have done, First in both the edit connections tab in ubuntu&llubuntu 13.04, I created a network with ip,netmask, ...
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Windows PC not showing on network on Ubuntu PC

I'm trying to establish file and folder sharing between a Windows 8 PC, and an Ubuntu PC. I've added both the PC to the same Workgroup. I can see the Ubuntu PC on my Windows network locations. The ...
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Unable to send file via bluetooth to android phone

I am having typical problem..i am able to turn ON the bluetooth on laptop and even pair with my android device..but when i send file from laptop to mobile it says "NOT AUTHORIZED" Error occured while ...
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Cannot view file on other ubuntu machine with nautilus

I followed the nautilus share directions and created directories in both my machines. I allowed sharing as per the documentation and checked both boxes. But I still could not view any files in the ...
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Why I cannot see network shares on nautilus?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. I'm not able to see my workgroup and network shares when clicking on Browse network in nautilus. This is very important for my work. I can access Windows and Ubuntu folders ...
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Help on setting up a Home Media Server that can also be used outside of Home

I received a free computer desk top about a week ago. I really want to find a way to set up some kind of simple and secure way to turn it into a home/personal server. My goals for this project ...
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Ubuntu One does not show my photo album

Ubuntu One photo sharing tab does not show my new album that I want to share, why?
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Where are the logs for NFS file operations on the network?

I have a Ubuntu server 12.04 in my network and there are 20 workstations connected with this server through NFS. Just now someone moved my share folder and files to somewhere else. Now I already ...
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Windows 7 won't let me connect to my Ubuntu samba share

I set up samba on my 12.04 Ubuntu install. I shared a folder from my home directory. When I go to my Windows 7 box, I can see the Ubuntu box on the network, but when I try to connect, I get a ...
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Forked-daapd wont scan

I installed forked-daapd. I changed the config file and put in the location of my music files and a password. It doesnt scan them and when I try to start the web interface, it keeps asking me for a ...
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U 14.04 samba problems: Ubuntu to windows AND windows to ubuntu

I just tried sharing a folder on a w7 machine and accessing it from u65 14.04 as smb://ipaddress and was unable to get on - it challenges for a user name, workgroup, and password. Likewise, I tried ...
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How can I transfer files from one private network to another private network over the Internet through command line?

I want to transfer text files from one network to another using command line. I tried using www.egnyte.com but it can't do it through command line. It gives me and "error curl: (7) couldn't connect to ...
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How do I Access Shared Files on a Samba Domain Controller from Win 7?

I set up a Ubuntu 14.04 Server as a domain controller. A Windows 7 client can join the domain, show the Samba shared directories in the network but cannot open any of them except the user's home ...
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network set up issues with win7

Been trying to convert to Ubuntu for a while, so last month after MS dropped XP support, it was time to dig in and make it happen. I'm fairly computer and coding literate, but I'm a total noob on the ...
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14.04 Explore Files on Android via Bluetooth

My laptop (Ubuntu 14.04) has a built-in Bluetooth support and I've successfully paired it to my Android smartphone. I DON'T want to send files from laptop to smartphone or vice versa. Nor do I want ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 refuses to share anything over network

Ok, I'm brand new with servers, and decided to turn some old parts into an xubuntu server. After hours of trying several different programs, approaches, and settings, my computer still refuses to host ...
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Samba performance with NAS

My question is simple : how to get the maximum performance with Samba shares with NAS. Here is my smb.conf file : # # Sample configuration file for the Samba suite for Debian GNU/Linux. # # # This ...
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Sharing files and devices between 2 Linux machines

A couple of versions of Ubuntu ago, (guessing about 10.10, no later than 12.10) I used to open Nautilus, type in the local IP address of a Linux machine on my network, and it would pop open a box ...
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Accessing shares on computer connected to network over shared internet connection

I have a computer that is connected to the internet via a shared network set up like this. The internet connection on this machine works with no issues and I can access the NFS shares on it from the ...
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Is it safe to run Samba on a wireless network?

I have Samba server set up on my laptop so that I can share and sync files between the laptop and my Android device through a WPA-secured wireless hotspot (which is provided by laptops wireless card). ...
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Setting permissions for folders on 2nd drive Ubuntu 13.10

Running Ubuntu 13.10. Have a second hard drive and want to share folders on this drive. I can set up sharing which works for folders on the main drive, and Windows and Mac computers can see the ...
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Windows e Ubuntu sharing folders

First I don't speak English very well. And I could not resolve this problem on the forums of my country. In my house I have 1 computer with Ubuntu e 2 with Windows. When I try share folders of the ...
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File Share in Samba

I can see my shared folder from windows. The shared folder is in my second HDD which is auto mounted. I can navigate into the shared folder but the users or even me do not have write permissions. ...
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File sharing among local accounts is not working for me

What I've done: I installed libpam-smbpass. Restarted. Opened the Properties window of the drive (partition) where the folder I want to share is located. In its Share tab, checked "Share this ...
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File Sharing Set Up for Ubuntu 13.10

I have a new, home-built HTPC computer with Ubuntu 13.10 installed. I'm using it to run XBMC. I have a 120 GB SSD drive for the operating system and programs, and a 2 TB drive for media storage. ...
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mouting a windows network drive in ubuntu

I'm trying to access my shared windows drive with my ubuntu laptop. In windows all I have to do is go to run and type \\computer\drive and the drive opens up. Is there a quick and easy way to do this ...
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Can I use Ubuntu as a network drive for Windows 8.1 File History?

I want to install Ubuntu on an old HP Mini, place it next to and connect it to my TV and use it as a file and media server. I also want to use it for backup, using the new File History feature in ...
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links between files in U1

I know how to produce links to share files. I would like to do this with a file called Inde.html, which is a tiny web page, containing links to other files stored in the same folder (in U1). This ...
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edit mime type so that torrents are opened with Vuze 5.2.0.0

I installed Vuze from the website. How can I set it to the default application to open torrent files? I see it's possible to edit the mime app list: http://askubuntu.com/a/393410/45156 But it's ...
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Why are there two configuration files / areas for SMB / Samba?

Why are there two places that Samba shares may be configured in Ubuntu? I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 Desktop and noticed that the GUI-based share configuration program sets up shares in the ...
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Connecting Ubuntu to OS X Open Directory (groups, users, permissions)

Currently trying to set up a Ubuntu box as a file server on the network. I've got sharing down when authenticating with local groups and users within the Ubuntu box however I've got an OS X server ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Mounts SAMBA Shares as Guest by Default. Shares can be Manually Mounted with Correct User Permissions

I've got a server running Ubuntu 13.04/SAMBA 3.6.9 that exposes a number of private and public shared folders. The server has a user account with the name myusername and password mypassword. When I ...