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    copying/sharing files @ local lan

    Hi!

    I have 2 Linux PCs, what's the best way to copy a few files between them?
    Now if I connect to a lan where there is also a windows pc, what's the best way to copy/share files with the windows client (copy files to/from the windows/linux client)?


    What I know is that I need a samba server if I want a windows client to access files on my linux pc - and a samba client if I want to access files on the windows client with my linux pc. At least I'm thinking that it works this way . Is this the only/best way to share files between them?

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    Re:copying/sharing files @ local lan

    I'd use ftp, it's far easier than samba.
    Of course, if you want to browse the network often, samba is better. It also makes it possible to share printers etc.
    But for just copying files ftp is the best. You probably have an ftp-server installed in linux, possibly "disabled" depending on distro & your choise.

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    Re:copying/sharing files @ local lan

    Linux to Linux I'd use scp or a nfs share. If you have a windows machine on the LAN, then you'd need to setup samba.

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    Re:copying/sharing files @ local lan

    sftp or NFS.

    sftp is perhaps more easily done on the fly, however if you want to have a 'Windows' style share, NFS is the way to go.

    If it is a rpm that I need from one box -- I'll use sftp. If it is something, say MP3's, that I wish for any box to be able to see at any given instant -- NFS.

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    The other ideas are fine, but I prefer sharity-light http://www.obdev.at/products/sharity-light/ for accessing windows shares from linux. I find it easier to set up and use at the linux end compared with e.g. linneighborhood or smbclient.

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    Re:copying/sharing files @ local lan

    look up putty and psftp

    They are windows ssh clients. They kick some serious ass.

    They enable good use secure shells and ftp protocols. If you know how to use it, it rocks -- try it and see.

    [me=Schotty]uses them[/me]

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    Thnx so far for any comments!
    Now that I know which progs I can use, I'll do some google searches and play around a bit...

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    nfs definiatly

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    phew -- I though I was a lone gunman again.. ;D

    The way I'll see it (until I die), it that NFS is great if all the systems can utilize it. But for the rest SSH is the solution.

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    Re:copying/sharing files @ local lan

    [quote author=Schotty link=board=12;threadid=3997;start=0#39855 date=1025563293]
    look up putty and psftp

    They are windows ssh clients. They kick some serious ass.

    They enable good use secure shells and ftp protocols. If you know how to use it, it rocks -- try it and see.

    [me=Schotty]uses them[/me]
    [/quote]

    I'll second that, putty and psftp kick ass!

    [me=NGene]just started using them and likes them a lot[/me]

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