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

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File sharing through samba is not working over LAN

getting the following error while running net usershare command. net usershare' returned error 255: net usershare: cannot open usershare directory /var/lib/samba/usershares. Error Permission denied ...
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Accessing Ubuntu from Windows over Samba: The specified network name is no longer available

I've just installed Samba on my Ubuntu 12.04 machine and need to access it from Windows Server 2008. $ sudo apt-get install samba $ service smbd status smbd start/running, process 23485 When I try ...
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Package 'samba' is virtual - Error when installing Samba

I'm trying to set up an Ubuntu computer as a centralised storage for a few Windows 7 computers on my network. I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.10. However, when I try to install Samba through the ...
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File sharing between Ubuntu VM and Windows 7

I've got Ubuntu 12.04 running as Guest in a virtualized VMware Workstation 9 session on a Windows 7 host. The Windows machine shares a folder with the Ubuntu machine via CIFS and the Ubuntu machine ...
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Google Drive / Owncloud Alternative for Ubuntu

I am looking for an alternative of Google Drives that works/installs in Ubuntu server. Something similar that offers the same or most of the functions in Google Drive, like file upload, syncing, ...
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whats the best way to turn ubuntu 12.10 to a simple fileserver for backups? [closed]

I have an old rig that I am trying to 1) learn linux and terminal/bash 2) make it into a simple fileserver so that I can mirror my documents through LAN. More specifically I will be using it in an ...
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How to make a home server using Ubuntu desktop?

I was thinking to make my Ubuntu desktop machine in file server for using it at home . I am having one old laptop . Could I use it as a file server so my other 4 system can download data or view data ...
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How can I integrate Mega into Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a Ubuntu version of mega [mega.co.nz] client? Any plugins I can use that might help until Mega makes a client for Ubuntu? I'm running 12.04 so the ...
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Setting up Ushare (Xbox 360 File Sharing)

I recently tried installing Ushare so I could share media between my laptop and Xbox. Could someone direct me as to how to change the settings so it can be recognized by my xbox. Ushare.conf file: ...
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Install Dropbox and set my www folder as the synced folder on the server

I want to sync my WWW folder with dropbox. How can I do that ? I am using Ubuntu server 12.xx something. This for development purpose only. I goggled it but I was unsuccessful
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How can I have Windows 7 in Virtualbox recognise USB devices? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Set up USB for Virtualbox Recently I installed Windows in Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS using Virtualbox. I want to know how to access external hard disks or USBs in the Virtual ...
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Can I change file systems inside of partitions within GParted?

I'm looking to share documents, pictures, etc. between Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04.1. I have an extended primary partition (sda4) that is comprised of a swap partition (sda5) and a "/home" mount point ...
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How do I automatically create links to directories?

What is the easiest/quickest way to share files among different users? I would like each user to have access to the same music and pictures directories. Creating symbolic links seems tedious as I ...
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What is the difference between a Samba share and the Nautilus share method?

So, my server finally died (good old 10 year old machine, minimum). I was running Mandriva on it using samba to share some data areas for backups and storage (had added a SATA card and some 1TB ...
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Sharing folders between Ubuntu(guest) and Windows 7 (host) using VirtualBox

I installed Ubuntu guest on a Windows 7 machine using VirtualBox. How can share folders between Ubuntu guest and Windows host? Thanks.
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Where to keep common data like movies etc. between users?

Say a PC is shared among many users and everybody keeps personal data in their home directories but say a user downloaded a movie he keeps at a location where everybody else can also enjoy it.Another ...
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How do I re-install Samba?

I recently followed a guide to configure Samba but I couldn't get it configured properly. After realizing that the guide was six years out of date I thought I should start again. I reinstalled samba ...
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Why can't I browse network shares on 12.04?

This is driving me nuts. I recently did a fresh install of 12.04 on three computers (two laptops, one desktop). For a while, I was able to connect to my FreeNAS media server through Browse Network, ...
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How to transfer files between an Ubuntu machine and Windows machine?

I have a desktop pc with Ubuntu and a laptop with Windows 7. I'd like to transfer lots of files and archives from the desktop to the laptop. When I want to share a file, says I should install some ...
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How can I set up full access sharing on my network?

I want to setup a home network that grants full access to and from all machines in my home. All 4 of my machines are running Ubuntu 12.04. I tried setting up filesharing but have 2 problems with this: ...
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Make shared folder on Ubuntu through HTTP

I have a working project on Android, where there are a http-server and client. Client sends GET and POST request to the server and so downloads and uploads files from the server. Now I want to create ...
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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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Why is my samba4 [homes] share not browsable?

For some reason, I can't see the home directory share that maps to each user's home directory, [homes]. I can directly map the network drive to it in windows or mount it on a Mac, but when trying to ...
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Cross-system file links

We are using complex directory tree, shared via DropBox on Windows and Ubuntu. Somewhere we need to refer files, placed in other folders (like Invoice_5.doc must be found under Invoices as well as ...
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How to access a Windows share from Ubuntu?

In Ubuntu 12.04 and previous versions, I can easily install smbfs and running smb://server/share from Nautilus works! But, in 12.10, I can't install smbfs. Trying to install it from the terminal, I ...
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What's the most efficient way to connect two Ubuntu 12.04LTS machines hard-drives [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Share between Ubuntu machines I have a MacPro desktop and a Dell laptop. I want to connect them such that file sharing is as fast as possible. Possibly I'd like to see ...
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How to share file with User with just read privileges

There is one user Lets call him B and he needs access Just to Read the File MEANS READ ACCESS and that file is own by another user A . How can I grant access to user A's file to User B.
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How to use zeroconf in Kubuntu 12.04

I have two laptops sitting next to each other, both running Kubuntu 12.04, and my goal here is to share files between them using Zeroconf networking. Here's what the wiki says about how to configure ...
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Sharing NTFS on start-up

After much digging around I've found a way to share my NTFS drives, but I don't know how to do it so it will still remain active after I restart the computer. This is the method I currently use: ...
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Windows 7 won't see Ubuntu 12.04 shares

I have a desktop with Ubuntu 12.04 running, with Samba installed. My laptop, which has Windows 7 on it, can connect to the linux machine via IP, the Ubuntu machine flawlessly navigates to the Windows ...
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Share files - Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 - one network - password not accepted

I ask this question in SuperUser but no one helps me. I hope to get more attention here. I have three computers connected in one network by modem. I want to share files in this network in the most ...
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How to share files Between RHEL and Ubuntu

I have installed RHEL 5.5 on VIrtual Box and Host system is Ubuntu 12.04. I can access the files of Ubuntu by using the sharing services of Virtual Box. But how can i access the files of RHEL ...
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Can't ping VirtualBox Client Operating System

I have installed Virtual Box on host Ubuntu 12.04 and RHEL 5.5 as client. I need to do file sharing between em. And I can access the shared folder of Ubuntu from RHEL using Shared Folder Service ...
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Can't see other computer on network

My friend and me are connected via LAN router, and we both have Ubuntu 12.04. There is a problem with network. My friend can see my computer on network, but I can't see his computer. I can ping him ...
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Harddisk sharing for Windows and Ubuntu user

I have a 250gb partition of harddisk. I want to share this partition for another computer in my house (for windows user and ubuntu user). What software did i need? Actually i find a software named ...
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Extremely slow transfer speed ubuntu -> Windows

I have two laptops, One is running Ubuntu 12.04 (EXT4) the other is running Windows 7 (NTFS). I am copying over 40gb of data (one file) from the Ubuntu laptop to the Windows Laptop. (Browse the ...
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Share files in virtualbox between Ubuntu host and WindowsXp guest [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set up shared folders in a Windows XP virtualbox guest? How to share files on Virtualbox with Windows as a guest? How can I share files between my ubuntu ...
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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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File share not able to be seen except by creator

I have a Samba file share that I can see from a windows machine. The problem is when I create files or folders, only the creator machine can see them. I can create Windows files but cannot see them ...
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How to setup Ubuntu as a backup server for my Windows computer?

I took my old computer (AMD 5600+, 2GB RAM, 880gt, 250GB SATA, etc) and decided to jump and try Ubuntu for the first time. I have very very little knowledge (Red Hat when I was younger) with Linux ...
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Is it possible to obtain a public share link with the original name of the file?

I don't want to have public link for downloading and sharing which obfuscates the file name and file type like for example: http://ubuntuone.com/3y88jj4O7noyEngvCnxG88 (sample link, won't work). ...
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File sharing from GUEST VirtualBox ( 12.04 ) to HOST ( 10.04 )

I've completed 90% of this walkthrough: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VirtualBox/SharedFolders#Getting_VBoxLinuxAdditions.iso ... and I'm currently in the " Prepare Guest " section. Where this ...
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How to connect to / edit files on 12.04 guest from Windows 7 host?

I would like to have the following setup, but I don't really know where to start looking or if it is even possible: Windows 7 is the host Operating System Ubuntu 12.04 guest Operating System is ...
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How to share files on Virtualbox with Windows as a guest? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can i share the host Ubuntu machine desktop to guest Windows machine I read this but the instructions were for 10.04 and does not apply in my case.
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why samba share files are not able to access by some user for some time?

I'm running samba on Ubuntu Server 10.04 LTS, I've some folders on samba share and created some user to access it, but suddenly some of the user are not able to access it for a certain time only. For ...
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share folders between two Ubuntu 12.04 machines

I have two machines (1 laptop, 1 desktop) on same network connected to a router both have Ubuntu 12.04. I need to share my e.g. "movies drive" from Desktop computer so that i can watch those on laptop ...
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Is it possible to know, how many pen drive connected with pc for one day?

Because, I shared files but I don't remember how many person.
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What purpose does the Public folder serve

In default Home directory, there is a folder called Public. What purpose does that serve? Are documents in that folder accessible to all users on the same computer? What are the default permissions ...
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How do I automate sending a file to an FTP server with a script?

I need to take make a script that takes a particular log file in /var/log/ and puts it somewhere where I can easily get it (most likely a web or FTP server I have access to). I don't think I want to ...
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Writing files to an Airport Extreme using afp

Using Nautilus I can connect from Ubuntu 12.04 (64-bit) to my Apple Airport Extreme using user & password without a problem. I can read, browse folders and delete files. However I cannot write ...