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July 8th, 2011, 05:32 PM
HI all
I have two Ubuntu 11.04 machines connected via cable to the same D link ADSL router. how do i connect one to the other so i can see from the other computer files and transfer them using nautilus?
thank you

July 8th, 2011, 05:44 PM
use vnc and ssh on top of that set up you network hope that this helps

July 8th, 2011, 07:47 PM
Thank you for the advise but I need more details. Maybe some things seems obvious but i need the basics, step by step. How does one computer recognize the other via SSH? when both of the computers are connected to the same router. typing SSH "computer_name" leads nowhere. They both have the same ip address.
Thank you

July 8th, 2011, 11:23 PM
They both have the same ip address.That shouldn't work...
Are you talking about an external IP address?

July 9th, 2011, 05:35 AM
Yes, I figured out that i can not use the external IP adress in ssh. What should i use instead? how can i find the local address? is there any configuration or software to use to get this connection?

July 9th, 2011, 06:39 AM
If you open a terminal on each pc type
ifconfigthat will give you the ip address on the computor

July 9th, 2011, 08:29 AM
OK i run ifconfig and got this:

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr e0:69:95:9a:a4:b6
inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
inet6 addr: fe80::e269:95ff:fe9a:a4b6/64 Scope:Link
RX packets:5468 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:5269 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:4040590 (4.0 MB) TX bytes:1051123 (1.0 MB)
Interrupt:20 Memory:fe400000-fe420000

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr: Mask:
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
RX packets:64 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:64 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:5472 (5.4 KB) TX bytes:5472 (5.4 KB)I have tried to connect from the other computer using inet addr and I got:

port:22 connection refused

July 9th, 2011, 08:38 AM
ok do you have ssh server installed on the pc? and what is ip of other machine?

July 9th, 2011, 10:00 AM
As I said before, I knew it was something obvious (but not to me). I have installed ssh server on the remote computer and now i can connect.
Thank you

July 9th, 2011, 03:55 PM
Hello hanansela,

If I understand correctly you have two computers (A and B) connected to the same router. You can view remotely B from A, and so far you don't seem to be able to connect to B via ssh?

Have you installed ssh on the host computer B?

In terminal:

sudo apt-get install openssh-server

Here (http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/ubuntu-linux-openssh-server-installation-and-configuration/) is more on how to install it if this is not sufficient.

Just to make sure nothing is wrong with the network, try to ping the host from the client (B from A)

In terminal:

ping the.server.ip.adress

You should be getting a response in ms and not a time out.

July 9th, 2011, 07:11 PM
Thank you timstott (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=1224457) for the detailed replay - I have already installed ssh server after spiky001 (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=915355) quetion about it, everything runs OK. My initial problem was that I assumed that if I have ssh client I also have ssh server.