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    Lightbulb Re: HOWTO Ridiculously easy home file sharing with FTP and Zeroconf

    Thank you.

    I didn't know that I have to open firestarter to allow the service, take like half a day to figure it out . Anyway, it work now

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    Re: HOWTO Ridiculously easy home file sharing with FTP and Zeroconf

    Quote Originally Posted by taisao View Post
    Thank you.

    I didn't know that I have to open firestarter to allow the service, take like half a day to figure it out . Anyway, it work now
    What's firestarter?

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    Re: HOWTO Ridiculously easy home file sharing with FTP and Zeroconf

    firestarter is a graphical program that can be used to control the firewall installed with ubuntu (iptables) .

    1. open firestarter with Run Command (pressing "Alt+F2")
    2. type in firestarter
    3. provide superuser password if asked
    4. from firestarter, go to policy tab
    5. to allow service right click, chose ftp and add rule

    that's how I fix my problem, but it's not the same as yours, I'm just trying to share files between computers at home
    Last edited by taisao; February 24th, 2009 at 01:55 AM.

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    Re: HOWTO Ridiculously easy home file sharing with FTP and Zeroconf

    So I got this working super fast between my two ubuntu machines (8.4 and 8.10) thank you so much. I floundered on makieng it work w/ windows, but that was partly because I didn't really care and ended out wiping my M$ partition anyways.
    Here is my big question. Can I set up multiple logins? I have two computers, Computer A and Computer B. A is the workhorse, B is generally used for storage or when A is in use by someone else. Multiple users on both machines. I want to be able to sit behind A and login w/ a username and password and arrive in the / directory, however when someone else w/ a username/PW on B logs in, from A, they land in their home directory. Can that be done?

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    Re: HOWTO Ridiculously easy home file sharing with FTP and Zeroconf

    Hi,
    first thanks for your tutorial.
    I think i've set up everything correctly and i can access my files, however i can't see any files or directories (there all invisible), i can only access them if i enter their full path, i.e. to for instance open ~\Documenten\calculus.pdf i need to enter it's full path.

    so i guess i've got some screwed up permissions somewhere, but where...

    thanks,

    ---edit----
    mmm, firefox and nautilus are showing all my files invisible, but winXP explorer.exe is actually working WTF

    --edit2---
    just repaired itself, didn't even had to hit it
    Last edited by NESFreak; March 17th, 2009 at 10:50 PM.

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    Re: HOWTO Ridiculously easy home file sharing with FTP and Zeroconf

    Great guide - google brings me back here about once a year

    I'm having a problem with the Avahi publishing part. Server is running Kubuntu 9.04, client is Ubuntu 9.04.

    I can connect to the server by explicit IP address (Places->Connect to Server->FTP With Login).

    But, I can't get the server to show up in Places->Network.

    avahi-discover only finds one service, of type '_workstation._tcp', even if I run it locally on the server - so my guess is that the service is not being published correctly ... what did I miss?

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    Re: HOWTO Ridiculously easy home file sharing with FTP and Zeroconf

    any changes to this guide due to 9.10?

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    Re: HOWTO Ridiculously easy home file sharing with FTP and Zeroconf

    Well it worked for three days then stopped just like samba does. When I say it worked I mean I had to use "Connect to server" there was no list of ftp networks as suggested there would be.
    While it was working I could only access the home directory on the remote not all the others and other drives I used to via samba.

    I now get "Could not display ftp://me@mypc.local nautilus cannot handle ftp locations"

    I have checked that vsftpd is running though it says "inet_csk_wait_for_connect"
    Four avahi procs are running, system monitor says:
    avahi-autoipd: [eth0] bound and an IP address
    avahi-autoipd: [eth0] callout dispatcher do_poll.
    avahi-deamon:chroot helper
    avahi-deamon:running[mylaptop.local]
    Now eth0 is my lan connection (disconnected) while I am actually using my wireless connection on eth1.
    If I plug the lan [eth0] in as well then I get "Could not display ftp://me@mypc.local. Because the host could not be found." BUT the two avahi-autopid procs have diappeared from the list.
    Unless it is simple to fix I see no advantage over samba at all.

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    Re: HOWTO Ridiculously easy home file sharing with FTP and Zeroconf

    Quote Originally Posted by rpaco View Post
    Well it worked for three days then stopped just like samba does. When I say it worked I mean I had to use "Connect to server" there was no list of ftp networks as suggested there would be.
    While it was working I could only access the home directory on the remote not all the others and other drives I used to via samba.

    I now get "Could not display ftp://me@mypc.local nautilus cannot handle ftp locations"

    I have checked that vsftpd is running though it says "inet_csk_wait_for_connect"
    Four avahi procs are running, system monitor says:
    avahi-autoipd: [eth0] bound and an IP address
    avahi-autoipd: [eth0] callout dispatcher do_poll.
    avahi-deamon:chroot helper
    avahi-deamon:running[mylaptop.local]
    Now eth0 is my lan connection (disconnected) while I am actually using my wireless connection on eth1.
    If I plug the lan [eth0] in as well then I get "Could not display ftp://me@mypc.local. Because the host could not be found." BUT the two avahi-autopid procs have diappeared from the list.
    Unless it is simple to fix I see no advantage over samba at all.
    ya same here after upgrade

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    Re: HOWTO Ridiculously easy home file sharing with FTP and Zeroconf

    Nice!! I couldn't wish for more right now. it's easy to set up and it is neatly integrated in my regular file management with Nautilus. For ages I've been moving/syncing files around between my laptop to my workstation and now all I do is hook up the laptop to the network and I can just work with a single set of files. Whoeps, I get an idea; I could even tell the Claws mail on my workstation to work with the files on my laptop

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