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    File Sharing Between Two Ubuntu Laptops

    Hi guys I have a Window XP Professional and two Laptops having Ubuntu 10.04 Netbook Edition. I have created a folder in the home directory of both laptops and the Folders are shared on Desktop having Windows now I want the same folders to be shared by the laptops and visible on the network. How could I do this. Please help.

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    Re: File Sharing Between Two Ubuntu Laptops

    For sharing between Ubuntu and Windows you must have samba installed.
    This link will help you: http://www.unixmen.com/howto-install...are-in-ubuntu/

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    Re: File Sharing Between Two Ubuntu Laptops

    Quick question-do you want the files to be synchronized between computers? If so, just setup Ubuntu One to automatically keep the contents of certain folders the same. Much easier than using Samba, which would make for a lengthy post. It works on Ubuntu and Windows, and you get 5 GB of storage space for free.
    If you just want to be able to access the contents of certain folders, but don't care if they are exactly the same or have nothing in common, you will need to use Samba.
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    Re: File Sharing Between Two Ubuntu Laptops

    Quote Originally Posted by Ubun2to View Post
    Quick question-do you want the files to be synchronized between computers? If so, just setup Ubuntu One to automatically keep the contents of certain folders the same. Much easier than using Samba, which would make for a lengthy post. It works on Ubuntu and Windows, and you get 5 GB of storage space for free.
    If you just want to be able to access the contents of certain folders, but don't care if they are exactly the same or have nothing in common, you will need to use Samba.

    +1
    this is what i do also, dropbox works well too

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    Re: File Sharing Between Two Ubuntu Laptops

    Uh, to clarify, were you asking how to share between Ubuntu and Windows or between the two Ubuntus?

    EDIT: This thread here presents an interesting solution. Just open a terminal, use

    Code:
    cd [PATH TO THE DIRECTORY YOU WANT TO SHARE]
    python -m SimpleHTTPServer
    Hopefully that's applicable in your case. There are actually a bunch of methods but that one seems relatively simple. Samba might be a more ideal solution though.

    EDIT AGAIN: Link to a very detailed explanation of the Samba method if you choose to go that route.

    EDIT YET AGAIN: And I see that GreatDanton already provided a link. Well, I'll leave that there just in case you should find it useful.
    Last edited by Dylan1473; August 5th, 2012 at 06:36 AM.

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    Re: File Sharing Between Two Ubuntu Laptops

    i use ssh-server to transfer between my pc and my laptop which both run ubuntu

    To install the OpenSSH server, you need the packages

    openssh-server

    sshfs


    GNOME

    Click File -> Connect to Server. Select SSH for Service Type, write the name or IP address of the computer you're connecting to in Server. Click Add Bookmark if you want to make the connection available later in the Places sidebar. There are options to login as a different User Name, on a different Port number, and use a different default Folder.
    Files can be copied by dragging and dropping between this window and other windows.
    Last edited by fractalman; August 5th, 2012 at 01:40 PM.
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    Re: File Sharing Between Two Ubuntu Laptops

    Nitroshare is another option.
    https://launchpad.net/nitroshare/

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