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

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Share between Ubuntu machines

I'm sure it might be a very easy way to do this, but I haven't found how... I have two machines with Ubuntu 10.10 on the same network (just workgroup, no domain involved). On one of them I have shared ...
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Good and easy way to share files on local machine

I would like to have a directory that has following properties: Many users can copy files into it These files can be deleted/changed by these users (user A can delete/modify file that was copied ...
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Can't access Ubuntu's shared folders from Windows 7

In Ubuntu Maverick, I've shared some folders using the Nautilus "Sharing Options" GUI. I can see them from Windows 7, but when I try to access them (from Windows) it asks for a username and ...
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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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Files are read-only after copying over samba

I used to copy files from one system to another system via samba. How ever I am getting the file only in read only mode. What i am doing now is i used to change the file permission after transferring ...
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Share files and printer between two Ubuntu boxes

I have two Ubuntu boxes and want to share files and printer between them. I'm reading about Samba but I have a question: Is Samba only for sharing thing between Ubuntu and Windows? Another question: ...
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How can you broadcast a network share (ftp/sftp/webdav) so that it shows up in nautilus for other users

Is there a way to broadcast a network file sharing server that is using a protocol like ftp, sftp, webdav, so that it shows up in naulilus under network:// . I once connected to network where I ...
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Can't modify files in my shared folder (virtualbox, guest is Ubuntu, host is windows 7)

I'm using virtual-box. The guest is Ubuntu. The host is Windows 7. I have a shared folder (shared by the host and the guest). The problem is that in the guest (Ubuntu) I cannot rename/delete/edit the ...
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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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Share across network to Windows users

I have a folder I want to share with a couple windows users on the network. I am using ubuntu 10.4 When I right click a folder I go to "Sharing Options" There are 3 check boxes. If I check the ...
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Sharing files in LAN through Samba or SSH

I am able to share files between two Ubuntu machine and Windows machine but I have these problems which I can't solve. When I share files between two Ubuntu machines via LAN Computer1 to Computer2. ...
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What are my options for sharing music between Windows & Ubuntu on the same network?

We have a few Windows(XP & 7) and Ubuntu machines in the house sharing a wireless connection, and want to share music between them. If possible, I would like to be able to serve music from both ...
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Can see samba shares but not access them

For the life of me I cannot figure this one out. I have samba installed and set up on the ubuntu box and on the Win7 box I CAN SEE all the shares I created. I created two users on ubuntu that map ...
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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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Why don't shared files show up in HGFS?

Sharing files between my Guest Kubuntu OS and Host Windows has become a real headache. So, far I have done the steps below: GUEST LINUX OS VM -> Settings -> Options -> Shared Folders. And added my ...
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How do i share my files from windows 7 to Ubuntu?

I just Downloaded Ubuntu to my laptop and I noticed that my files like music and pictures aren't here. How can I get them from my Windows 7 part of my computer to the Ubuntu part? Please make it ...
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No access to Samba shares

I have three shared folders in my local home directory- that is to say, on my Ubuntu desktop's /home/me/. All were set up using "Sharing Options" in Nautilus' right-click menu. The standard "Music" ...
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CloudApp Client?

I like the concept of CloudApp, and I was wondering if there was a native client, or another service with similar functionality that is not Dropbox or Ubuntu One. Requirements: Drag 'n drop for ...
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Personal file sharing error, can't find webdav package

I want to share files from my ubuntu laptop to my mac pro (mac os x), my question is, what do I have to install to be able to use this program? I tried to install "WebDAV" but I couldn't find it. ...
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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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How do I share files with a Mac?

I would like to allow a Mac user on the same network to edit (in-place) a stylesheet file on my localhost. Hence I would like to share /var/www/site1 with users on the network. How can I do this?
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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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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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Why am I unable to mount file shares between two ubuntu machines?

I have shared my Videos folder in the home directory of my netbook and am attempting to access it from the new laptop I just got. Samba is installed on both machines, as well as smbclient. File ...
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How do I see all of the directories shared using Nautilus Sharing Options?

When you share a directory using samba, you can do this system-wide by editing the /etc/samba/smb.conf file (the advanced way) or by right-clicking a directory using Nautilus and selecting 'Sharing ...
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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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SSHFS files from one server to another

I am trying to find the most secure way to transfer files from one server to another. I have the following architecture: Currently I am using the main user salamis in order to mount the ...
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How do I use Ubuntu Server as file server?

In our company we would like to install Ubuntu server for file sharing, is it possible to use Ubuntu as file server for windows based client Operating systems. what is the procedure to make Ubuntu ...
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How to map a network drive?

I am unable to map a Windows network drive in Ubuntu. I have entered the following command in the terminal: karthick@karthick:~$ sudo mount -t cifs -o username=raghu //172.29.32.184 /media/Data/ ...
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How to grant write permissions in Samba?

I'm having trouble with read/write permissions on my Samba server, how do I fix my smb.conf and file permissions to have a more unified access? smb.conf [global] workgroup = workgroup netbios name = ...
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How do I set up file sharing between two Ubuntu laptops on my wireless network?

I have two laptops running Ubuntu 12.04. Both connect to the same WIFI network to access internet. How do I connect them to each other so that I can access files on one from another and vice versa? ...
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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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How to mount a remote (over SSH) directory to be available like a local directory (incl. in shell, not just in Gnome)?

I've got my files (mostly text/code, nothing of heavy like videos etc.) in a directory on a remote server which I can only access by means of SSH. Can I mount it on my laptop to use it seamlessly from ...
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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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What is the easiest method to share files between Windows and Ubuntu?

I have a Windows 7 installed on my laptop. I installed VirtualBox 4.1.4 with Ubuntu 11.10. Now I want to be able to copy files from Windows to Ubuntu and vice versa. What is the easiest method to ...
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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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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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How to access shared drive connected to Airport Extreme router? [closed]

I have an external hard drive connected to my Airport Extreme. I keep my photo and music files on it and can access them from both a Mac and a Windows XP machine. For some reason I can't find, much ...
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Empathy Chat: People Nearby text chat OK but file transfer fails. Why? How to troubleshoot?

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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How can I transfer files between two Ubuntu computers on a LAN without installing additional software?

I know I can install Samba or openssh-server to be able to share files between two Ubuntu computers. Is there a way to share files without installing additional packages? I installed Ubuntu on two ...
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How can I access my files through the Internet from a browser?

I remember using a software called wwwfilesharepro on Windows that allowed me to access any folder through a browser. Is there a similar way to do this on Ubuntu?
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How to SCP a file from Mac -> Ubuntu VirtualBox?

I have a Mac (OS X) and a VirtualBox running Ubuntu. I want to SCP a 500mb file from the Mac to the VirtualBox. How do I do this? (Probably something to do with /etc/hosts?)
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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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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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Problem downloading Rapidshare file (URL encoding)

I installed Plowshare knowing that it can download rapidshare files from terminal, but if there are any parentheses () or brackets [] in the link then it can't download the link. Can this problem be ...
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Is there a taskbar applet to show the status of a remote host? [closed]

At the end of the day I would like to be able to copy files to my home PC just in case I feel inspired to work on them in the evening. But I only want to do this if the PC is on already. (I can remote ...
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Why do I need to republish a file when I update it?

I am coding a program and at the same time, I want to share it with my group members using ubuntu. They don't have an Ubuntu One account and what I do is to publish the file and my friends just get ...
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Fast file copier with Samba support?

I'm looking for a fast file manager for Ubuntu. I need to copy a lot of files to Windows machine via Samba. Nautilus is so slow, that when I click on the directory I need to copy the screen just dims ...
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How to list Windows shares from terminal?

Here is a simple scenario I have: Windows 7 is sharing a folder (D:\Projects). Full Control permissions have been given to the folder. In Ubuntu 10.10, I can see the Windows shares from Places -> ...
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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 ...