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

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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Creating Two NFS Shares: One Read/Write and One Read Only

Hopefully this is an easy question! Background: I am currently using Ubuntu 12.04 as a home media server running MythTV and using XBMC as frontends on both Windows and Ubuntu. My media is shared via ...
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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 share folders with samba

I am sharing one ubuntu pc's folder with another ubuntu, how it is possible with samba. I have installed samba but i didn't understand how to create. Please help me and tell me the procedure of ...
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file sending through hotspot?

Hi is it possible to send files from my PC to mobile which is connected by Hotspot from my PC. I am using Ubuntu 13.04. Thank you for your answers.
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Samba CATIA filename mapping

I'm running Ubuntu Server 12.04.2 LTS as an ActiveDirectory connected mail server using dovecot and postfix. All works fine on this part. Now we want to export the mail storage for backup purposes. I ...
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Very poor file transfer performance

Just recently, my system is really struggling to move large amounts of data (sometimes few big files, sometimes many small ones). The trouble occurs when the files are being moved off of my hardrive ...
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File Transfer Ubuntu to Ubuntu by USB

I have to share a file (40 GB) to another computer but, using DVDs and Flash Drives is too hard. And I have a USB cable which I can plug into the two computers at same time. Can I use it to transfer ...
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How can I share NTFS drive between Ubuntu PC

I am just installing Ubuntu 12.04 in my office in two PC. Every PC have some NTFS formated drive. So I want to share them between these two PCs. Please help me regent if possible.
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Share a Folder between two Local Users

I and my Brother have User Accounts on This machine, i want to share the Documents Director with him. is there a STRAIGHT_FORWARD way to do it. I am not a Power User so please no scripts please, any ...
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SSH vs SMB vs NFS for GUI file transfer

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 on many computers at my school (I am a teacher and the head tech dude). I use Clonezilla to massively clone desktops and laptops. I want to easily share the disk images ...
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How can I share files between Windows XP and Ubuntu 12.04?

I am new to Ubuntu, trying to share files between OS's dual boot XP, Ubuntu 12.04. Are there programs to load on each OS to do this?
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Samba shares, using smb.conf or /var/lib/samba/usershare [closed]

Ok, so I caused my own problem by trying to be funny. And now I am very confused about how to fix it. So here we go: Our server has had 2 open shares since day one. only one of them offered windows ...
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Windows to Ubuntu via rdp: mounting local drives?

As some of you may know, RDP in Windows allows the client to make its drives available to the host or target machine. I have done that with no problems in the case of Windows-Windows and Linux-Windows ...
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How to setup a file sharing service from ubuntu server over the net?

I have Ubuntu server edition that I ssh form on my mac and windows computers. I would like to know if there is any service I can install on my server that allows me to save and access my files from ...
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Setting permissions for home server directories

I am fairly new at all this. I have set up a home server using an old laptop and Ubuntu 12.04 to stream media to my LG TV through their DLNA system called MediaLink. This is being done through Plex ...
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Empathy Chat: People Nearby text chat OK but file transfer fails. Why? How to troubleshoot? [closed]

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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A good LAN messaging and file-sharing application

Presently I use iptux for sending messages and sharing files over my hostel LAN, but the interface isn't quite convenient and the files sent/received don't reach the destination completely a lot of ...
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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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Sharing a Second Hard Drve with Windows using Samba

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 32bit with the intention of using it to share hard drives across an office of Windows 7 computers. I've set up an initial share on the hard drive Ubuntu was installed from ...
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How do I access a password protected share from nautilus?

I can access the server and non password protected shares by using the following commands: ctrl + l smb://server/share I can connect to the share using smbclient //server/share -U I can connect ...
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Sharing external HDD from Ubuntu to Windows Vista

My first question over here. I am struggling with getting a share working properly. Please advise whether the logs and prints are viable and what else you may need. I have a pretty-much corrupted ...
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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.