View Full Version : [ubuntu] Connect 2 Laptops running Ubuntu

November 29th, 2008, 11:57 PM
I have 2 laptops (one of which is a netbook) and both are running Ubuntu 8.10.

Can someone point me in the direction of a SIMPLE:) guide so I can share (all?) files between them?


November 30th, 2008, 12:25 AM
Have a look at this topic it should be useful:


November 30th, 2008, 12:31 AM
Check out ssh. It's a quick and easy way to share files on Linux. With Ubuntu, if I remember correctly, you can set it up with limited terminal use, and after setup, no need for the terminal.

I found a really simple guide on this long ago.....but can't find it now. psychocats?

Another cool, simple Ubuntu tool is the remote desktop. I use it to access my Ubuntu desktop at home from my windows work terminal.

Here's the guide....I found it: http://users.bigpond.net.au/hermanzone/p11.htm#Persistent_SSH_LAN_

November 30th, 2008, 12:38 AM
Plus something like an FTP server software might be good too; only know of the terminal based ones for servers but im sure some out there have front ends :)

November 30th, 2008, 02:15 AM
I'm not sure but maybe SFTP runs out of the box.