I have a desktop and a laptop both connected by cables to a router.
I thought the computers were supposed to show up in Nautilus in the Network folder. That way I could then easily share files between them. They do not.
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Gnome 2 provides an easy way to share filesystems using
sshfs. Essentially all that is needed is the OpenSSH server on the computer hosting the files (or both for two-way sharing). I'm not at a ubuntu machine right now because I'm at school, but if I remember correctly it should be as simple as going to Places → Connect… then selecting
ssh and filling in the host's IP address.
For example, with host A at 10.0.0.1 and host B at 10.0.0.2 with the user
user on both machines:
(execute on both machines)
sudo apt-get install openssh-server ifconfig
Then Places → Connect… fill in
user for username, you password for the password and the IP address of the other computer (from
On the left side of Nautilus, click on + Other Locations. Then in the input field at the bottom (which reads Enter server address…) input
sftp://ip-address - replacing ip-address with the address from
ifconfig. In the prompt you will then supply the user and password for the computer you are connecting to.