I have 2 desktop computers and I would like to connect both of these computers together over the internet so I could access the information from one room to another. the computer with the files I would like to get from had kubuntu and the other I would like to the files through is a lubuntu both are 14.04 I tried samba but I’m having much to much problems and I don’t mind sharing the hard drive either but please be very descriptive


The easiest way to do this is to install the OpenSSH server on your Kubuntu machine. You just need the indicate the ssh package, available from the Software Centre; alternatively you may use the command line:

sudo apt-get install ssh

Then you can access it from the Lubuntu machine with your file browser of choice (with Nautilus or Nemo this would be File -> Connect to Server...). You need to provide the IP address of the Kubuntu system and indicate 22 as the port.

For the command line you have tools such as ssh (the client) and scp.

  • OK when i did it asked me for a password so i entered my username login from the kubuntu computer and it said incorrect password then not mounted – user281745 Sep 30 '14 at 16:04
  • No, they do not need to be in the same network, although in your case I believe they are. If you already have an application using port 22 then you should configure the ssh server to use a different port. Follow the instructions in the Wiki. P.S.: using port 22 for something other than SSH is not a good idea. – Luís de Sousa Sep 30 '14 at 16:07
  • That means you entered an incorrect password. – Luís de Sousa Sep 30 '14 at 17:34
  • Shouldn't that be openssh-server and not just ssh? – chesedo Sep 30 '14 at 18:34
  • how do i find the password or is it the usernames login for the kubuntu computer – user281745 Sep 30 '14 at 23:24

you can share folder between computer or use SSH help for ssh if you are in same network .

if you are not in same network than you have to use Team Viewer. for access another PC.

  • team viewer only allows certain files and im gonna try openssh now – user281745 Sep 30 '14 at 15:24

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