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

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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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Open Ubuntu Server in Windows Explorer

I have a ubuntu server with some music on it. I would like my windows 7 and windows 8 laptops to access this music through windows explorer. If I can view them on windows explorer, my music programs ...
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Sharing 2nd Hard Disk Drive in Ubuntu Server 12.4

Greetings to all the techies and Gurus! I have Ubuntu Server 12.4 LTS with Samba Server Installed. I have a 2nd 2TB HDD. I want to Create a Folder in the 2nd HDD and share it with windows PC's.... ...
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Remote file transfer? (transfer files on local machine from remote machine)

I have a file server that seconds as a media centre. Lets call the server Barton. It has 2 external hard drives plugged into it. It also constantly has video files playing on it which are outputting ...
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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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Use Nautilus to open an SSH connection using hostname

I'm trying to SSH another machine on my LAN using the hostname because the local IP address gets re-assigned somewhat regularly (we have issues with our ISP and frequently have to reset our network). ...
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Transfer file that keeps changing by having new lines appended

So I have a windows computer that is continuously collecting data for a physics experiment. The data is saved in a text file for which each new event is appended in a new line. Every-time I need to ...
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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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Samba file share permissions issue

I have a quick question in regards to Samba share. I have recently built an Ubuntu server and moved all my previous Windows NTFS HDD into the server. My goal is to share all 4 HDD to utilize on my ...
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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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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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Sharing with Windows 7 [duplicate]

Here is the Issue... I have Ubuntu 12.04LTS my room mates all have windows 7 computers, I am tired of Burning CD's for them... How do I share my second HDD (Media Drive), that has all the files that ...
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Not able to access samba shares but visible in network

In Windows it asks for username & password & in Ubuntu it asks for username, domain & password. I entered root's and local user's password it says NOT ACCESSIBLE. ...
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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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Samba share not visible from Windows 7 PC, even though UNC authentication works

I'm running XBMCBuntu 12.10 on an HTPC with the server hostname 'SCREEN', and trying to setup Samba to allow access to a share called 'Movies' by mapping username/password credentials to a unix user ...
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Beginner in networking please help - file sharing

Hello I am new to Linux Ubuntu, I have a spare PC laying around and I wanted to make it a file/media sharing server. I cannot even figure out how to get Ubuntu to see my windows 8 pc nor can I get my ...
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Ubuntu as backup and file share

I have a desktop with three internal drives. 80GB main drive with Ubuntu installed 1.5TB data drive formatted to NTFS 1.5TB data drive formatted to NTFS What I want is for the two NTFS drives to ...
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How to browse windows network in ubuntu 13.10?

While trying to access a Windows network it shows: Unable to access location, Failed to retrieve share list from server, No such file or directory How to solve this, and connect with Windows ...
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Why I get randomly “Failed to mount Windows share: Connection timed out” with VPN connection?

In Ubuntu 13.10 (everything is up-to-date) I get randomly this error popup message, during working with shared folders using a VPN connection over the internet: Unhandled error message: Failed to ...
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Using Ubuntu as network file and application server for a windows network? [closed]

I am tasked with setting up a primarily windows based network for a construction firm. They require AutoCad data, standard Microsoft Office and Peachtree files to be shared across the network. I am ...
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Can't get list of files [closed]

when i click on folder, it says to me "OpenID transaction in progress" and button "Continue". Is it my network issue? And when i press "Continue" button it goes on ...
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Does TOR protect privacy of bittorrent clients like Transmission?

I am using the Tor bundle and its included browser to initiate torrent downloads with the Transmission client included with Lubuntu. Clicking on a torrent link provides a warning message that ...
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Mount SMB / AFP 13.10

I cannot seem to get Ubuntu to mount a mac share via SMB or AFP. I've tried the following... AFP: apt-get install afpfs-ng-utils mount_afp afp://user:password@localip/share /mnt/share Error given: ...
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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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How do I turn on File sharing [duplicate]

How do I turn on file sharing? I cannot put a check mark in that box.I can only put a check mark in the box for blue tooth.
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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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About samba sharing in 12.4 ubuntu server

I have created a folder in samba sharing in that I have created spread sheet an I gave full permission to that folder and file in command line my users are in workgroup they cannot access that file at ...
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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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How to access network shares? [closed]

I am using intranet using run command in Windows by directly typing the intranet address like \172.16.0.11 and pressing enter. Then a tab opens for username and password. In Ubuntu 12.04 how can I ...
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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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Sharing between ubuntu and mac - argh, help!

I have setup a ubuntu server on an old HP computer. I am trying to use it as a file and print server for two mac books. The print server I have work (HURRAY!), but the file server is giving me a ...
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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 ...
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using samba to share folders to mac osx mountain lion? mac won't connect

I just installed samba on the latest version of ubuntu and my mac running the latest version of osx won't connect to my shared folders on ubuntu. My ubuntu folders show up but it says "the operation ...
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How should I setup the File Sharing to access Works Files from Home PC (VPN is ok)

I have a work computer which is running Ubuntu 12.04 and I'm wondering what method is best for me to be able to view it's files from home. I will be accessing the files at my workplace through a VPN ...
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Mounted cifs share but no write permissions

Have reinstalled Ubuntu on my web dev server. On the old one I had an smbfs share setup to access a share over the local network to other Ubuntu boxes. It was setup using the following and worked fine ...
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Make Ubuntu 13.04 visible Windows 8 Network

I have searched all over for this and have not found an answer that works yet. I am setting up a printer/file server that is running 13.04. I would like to use Samba to do this. I have gotten the ...
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How to open shared folder within xp?

Can you describe me how to view files on xp machine after i made shared folder based on this article browser method preferable
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How to transfer files from one server to another?

I have two servers online both have dedicated ips both are 12.04 and with plesk panel. the problem is on my one server the files are more than 11 gb i wan to transfer them from one server to another ...
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How can I provide a security for users access the files in Samba?

I'm creating a Samba file Server and each user with 5gb space, how can I provide a security for users access the files? like authentication and credentials?
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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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Cloning Ubuntu over network

I want to migrate with my 12.04 to another machine. I have found the way with dd and hope it will work for me. The thing is that I have to somehow connect both drives to do the actual cloning. I'm ...
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Why there is no “Sharing Options” on cinnamon on Ubuntu 12.04?

I've installed latest Cinnamon on Ubuntu 12.04, everything is perfect, except sharing files and folders. When I'm trying to share any files/folders by right-clicking the files/folders, surprisingly ...
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Access samba shares before login

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on an old Compaq C300. I want to use it to share my movies over LAN so that the rest of my family can watch without hi-jacking my PC. I installed samba and shared the Public ...
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Unable to download full file using wget

I'm trying to download a file using wget. It shows the download is successful but doesn't gives me the right file. errors out when I try to untar the file. Also the downloaded file size is not correct ...
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Unable to move files and folders

I use Ubuntu 12.04 and all my drives are of the ext4 file system. I tried to cut and paste a folder from the location /home/username/Documents to a logical drive which is of the ext4 file system but I ...