I'm trying share files between two computers with Ubuntu in my home, but I cannot get it.

I try to explain what I do until now

1- I have activated the Sharing Folders services using: sudo apt-get install libapache2-svn

And I have created a folder called Public, and I give it share permissions for sharing, I did the same in the other computer.

But It don't work

2- I install Samba and Samba Config and I added the folder to Samba Server.

But It don't work.

I created a Workgroup with the same name in two computers without success

When I try to enter in the local network asked me for a password

Can anyone explain me how I can share folder between two Ubuntu Computers in a home network step by step.

Thank You


2 Answers 2


If you have installed python you can try SimpleHTTPServer. For this

cd /folder/to/share

And then,

python -m SimpleHTTPServer

This will allow sharing through port 8000. The other machine can access the files using http://"IP of first machine":8000


You may utilize this open source file synchronizing software - syncthing.

  • It is easy to configure
  • Very much simple to maintain/operate for long runs
  • Can easily add multiple machines(computer/mobile of most operating systems) as backup/source as if needed

Also i encourage you to self-explore more from the existing official documentations

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