I have an ancient computer with Ubuntu 8.04 containing files I want to transfer to a newish computer with Lubuntu 10.04. It seemed most efficient to network the two together and just copy-paste. I managed to stumble up to the point where pings were working just fine with a direct connection through an ethernet cable, but now I have no idea how to access one computer's files from the other. As far as I can tell, the computers are talking to each other, but won't let me in on the conversation.
I would love a step-by-step tutorial on basic Linux networking and some tips on how to get this particular system to work. Thanks!