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July 27th, 2007, 08:46 PM
ok im a bit noobish here in this part of a comp can some one tell me how to start a shared network (that has username and password to be accessed by other computers in home or where every without buying a site to run off my own comp and also use windows along with ubuntu to acces files/folders
like a school network

July 27th, 2007, 08:51 PM
oh and what software is available for this

July 27th, 2007, 09:01 PM
Ok, basically, first things first your going to have to go out on the internet and research some things about setting up a home network. You will probably want to learn how routers, switches, and hubs work. Here are some places I would start...


Now, for the next step, and something I am just getting familiar with myself, is learning how to install and use either Samba, or NFS for linux. I have no experience with this myself, but at least this will give you something to read about.

Setting up a network as you described will not be a simple, overnight thing, but while figuring it out you will probably learn a lot about linux and networking, which are both very valuable things to know. Hopefully others will be able to help out here more so than I.

July 27th, 2007, 09:09 PM
I just use SSH.

sudo apt-get install ssh

on the server

use winscp to connect in Windows, Linux has builtin support.

For more details:


July 27th, 2007, 09:14 PM

Thats a few of the guides that helped me understand sharing folders and accessing pc`s remotely.

EDIT:um too slow:)

July 27th, 2007, 09:47 PM
one last question can i connect wireless and Ethernet our router is Ethernet/wireless