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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Ubuntu 12.04 WiFi wpa 2 connected to router but Can only be accessed by ssh

The problem is that my Ubuntu server 12.04 can only be accessed by ssh. It connects to the router with a wifi wpa 2 encryption. Im not using a firewall, and it should be sharing to both windows and ...
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Sharing sub-folders as well

I am new to ubuntu, I have ubuntu 10.04 and want to share the video\music files with my xtremer. I was using this guide (Link) but i want also to share the sub folders. now I can see all the folders ...
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Securely sharing files accross the network to ubuntu and linux users

I have an ubuntu 10.04 server that I want to share files to windows and ubuntu users. I also want them to use the login/password provided by my ldap server. Now, I am not sure about which path to go ...
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VMWare Fusion Folder Sharing Not Working with Server

I have a Ubuntu Server running in VMWare Fusion 3.1.2 on my MacBook Pro for Java development and all my projects sit on my Mac in ~/Workspace/ColdFusion. I had ColdFusion/ shared with my VM through ...
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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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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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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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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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How to share ubuntu (make server (Ruby on Rails)) in home, on virtual machine?

how can I share my ubuntu server () which is installed on virtual machine. Main machine is asus k52de, which OS is Windows 7 professional. How can i do, that i can attach to my ubuntu from another ...
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Can't access hdd Raspberry pi samba share

I got a raspberry pi 2 and an old hdd, so i wanted to create a samba share for this old hdd. I mounted my hdd with ntfs-3g to /media/usb which works fine. I added this to my smb.conf file: [smb] ...
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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 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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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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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 ...