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

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Intranet LAN networking for office PCS

I am a Newbie in Ubuntu. I have 8 new PCs installed with Ubuntu 14.04, I am unable to do networking in them. I want to share files in all PC's Ubuntu to Ubuntu which includes sharing a drive and ...
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Listing an empty folder shows two items . and .. , what are they?

When I make a folder test and cd into it, it's empty. However, running ls -la returns: total 8> drwxrwxr-x 2 algosig algosig 4096 august 15 23:09. drwxr-xr-x 41 algosig algosig 4096 august 15 ...
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Windows needs permission from Unix User\Root to delete/move in a samba share

so my samba share requires permissions from Unix User\root to move or delete files. I don't understand why. You don't need to login to access the samba share. Just need to be on the network. The share ...
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Samba NAS not showing in workgroup automatically

I'm currently trying to setup my raspberry pi as a NAS. I would like it to be visable to anyone on my workgroup connected to the network. Currenly it can be accessed should you go to \Ip-address ...
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How can I make an ubuntu media server with Samba shares and Deluge?

Here's what I'm looking to do. I want samba shares that I can read,write, and execute on. If I put a file there on one computer, I want to be able to delete or edit it from another. I also want to run ...
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Automatically get a file onto another computer?

Alright, brace yourself because this is a hard one to explain: So, I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 and my friend is on Windows 7, I need to be able to get a single file onto his computer without him having to ...
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How can a share storage between Linux, Windows, and Mac

How can I share an internal hard drive across a network with both Windows and Mac with guest read and write permissions?
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windows mapped folder access

I have successfully mapped a a shared folder in windows to Ubuntu. But I can't save anything in the folder from Ubuntu. I can browse and open and all but I can't save anything to the folder or create ...
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Listing files in apache server

I have installed Apache server in my system running Ubuntu 14.04. When I type localhost or my IP address in the browser, it is displaying the Apache page. Instead of that page, I need to list the ...
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Setting up multiple Ubuntu computers to share files and users

I'm very new to the *nix world and only vaguely have heard of things like YP/NIS, LDAP, Kerberos, etc. If I have several machines that I want to toss Ubuntu on to and share users and files/mounts ...
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Why can't I change permissions for share

So, I have a external Hard drive that I am trying to share on my network. It is plugged into the usb on my TVpc, and I want to be able to access and change folders and files from my laptop. When I go ...
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read only + browseable issue: configured in smb.conf - not showing in testparm

I'm trying to setup a public share with Samba so I can stream my music files from my Ubuntu 14.04 server to my Sonos soundsystem. Been trying to crack this one for a couple of hours, but unfortunately ...
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How to connect to smb://…?

I would like to connect from Ubuntu 14.04 to a file server (e.g., "smb://files.myuni.ca"). I opened Files and then chose "Connect to Server". A minimalistic menu pops up. If I provide the server ...
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VMnet1 host only network adapter

I need to copy the files from Windows to Ubuntu server and the server has only ssh client, no ssh server package installed. How can I do it?
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How to Link and use two or more Dropbox Accounts simultaneously

I have two Dropbox accounts. Is it possible to link and use both of the accounts simultaneously without logging in as the different user? Do not confuse with similar looking post Multiple ...
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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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how to give read, write and modify access to folders and files in my home directory mutually to other users on same computer?

I want to give access to some folders in my home directory to another user on the same computer and vice versa. how do i do this? right now the other user is able to see the contents but is not able ...
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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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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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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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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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Directly connect Windows and Ubuntu computers via ethernet cable

I have the following computers on a network: Lenovo B570e [Ubuntu 14.04 LTS] Dell Inspiron N4050 [Windows 8.0 Professional] HP l1000 [Windows 8.1 Enterprise] Compaq [Mercury, don't know the exact ...
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Access samba share from other linux client

First of all, I'm a long-time Windows user and thought I should try something new. So be easy on me and pardon in ahead if i don't get all that linux mumble-jumble ;) So i installed a Ubuntu Server ...
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New Win 8.1 can't share files to Ubuntu 13.10

Ubuntu cannot access the shared resources on the Windows 8.1 machine. I have gotten the share to work from Ubuntu to win 8.1 but the Ubuntu system does not seem to want to allow me to sign-on to the ...
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sending one file to anther instalation of ubuntu

I'm new to this networking stuff and would like to know how to get the two installations of Ubuntu talking / find the mac address etc. I want to know how to send one file that’s on my desktop to the ...
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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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Samba shares with windows AD picking wrong username

I have a strange problem, which I have found no answers for on the web. I have ubuntu 12.04 LTS with Samba 3.6. 3 (ntp krb5-user smbfs smbclient winbind) At first everything works fine, groups in AD ...
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Can a Ubuntu computer work on a Windows network? [duplicate]

I have a desktop running Windows XP, and I am seriously considering switching to Linux/Ubuntu once support from MS ends in a few weeks. However, I have other computers in my house, all running ...
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Is there an unofficial Box.com client for Linux?

I know Box.com does not have a non-server client for Linux. Is there, then, a way to download my files to my PC using an unofficial client?
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How can I share an optical drive in a way that fools the client into thinking it's a local drive?

I'm in the frankly ludicrous situation where my desktop has two optical drives and my media centre has none (nor space for one). Before I consider something as extreme as buying an external optical ...
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Unable to setup Samba Fileshare

My girlfriend has to create a samba server to create file sharing possibilities between Ubuntu and multiple Windows 7 computers as a school project. Her teacher is unable to assist her, so I tried to ...
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How setup samba share only readable by a certain domain group?

I'm using Ubuntu Server 12.04 connected to an active directory by Likewise open. I want to be able to share my files with others in the same domain group. I've followed this guide and also ...
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Video and Audio files change file type when transfering from Ubuntu to Windows 7 partition

I am trying to transfer audio and video files across from Ubuntu 13:10 to windows 7 partition on virtual box. Weather i put my files in the shared hard drive or on a USB when windows accesses it it ...
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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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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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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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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 ...