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December 17th, 2008, 09:08 AM
Hi i need some help about ubuntu ssh server. I connect two distant networks over the internet by vpn conections (I use pptpd). My question is this how i can enable file sharing between two pcs conected to the server over the internet.
Thank before.:confused:

December 17th, 2008, 09:26 AM
You can use Samba - is very popular. But use it under a secure cloud. If you have ssh server running, then you can browse the other computer's folders by "ssh://" (which will inititate an sftp communication). Windows clients can use WinSCP to share files via ssh.

December 17th, 2008, 09:31 AM
Thank i will try this

December 17th, 2008, 09:42 AM
I understand but is it posible to view the other pcs in windows explorer like a normal network???

December 17th, 2008, 09:45 AM
the schema is this

windows network A- Dsl modem - internet - Dsl modem - Ubuntu server - windows network B.

I want to view shared files from pcA on pcB on windows explorer

December 17th, 2008, 10:18 AM
It is possible. You can browse windows networks but it takes a bit of work to make it happen.

December 17th, 2008, 10:22 AM
Ok can you help me

December 17th, 2008, 10:39 AM
Ok can you help me

You will have to use Samba for accessing files between Ubuntu and Windows seamlessly.

Familiarize yourself with Samba. An excellent post that I followed to setup Samba is here:
HOWTO: Setup Samba peer-to-peer with Windows (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=202605)

Secure your samba mounts (to certain extent):
[HOW TO] Mounting smbfs Shares Permanently ("http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=255872)