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    [SOLVED] networking tutorial

    hi
    I've been searching myself about this for a while but cannot seem to get what I need
    does anyone know a tutorial that explains very simply how to set up a network between ubuntu computers?
    I am completely new to this and require a straightforward explanation of each part of the process and the jargon involved
    preferably for gutsy
    thanks

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    Re: networking tutorial

    If all you want to do is share files, Download the openssh-server package on to each Ubuntu machine. Then under the Places menu go to Network. The machines should show up there thanks to the magic of Zeroconf.

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    Re: networking tutorial

    I don't want to sound stupid, but I am, so thats how it comes across
    Ok so I installed the application on each machine and went to places - network where there is a icon for windows network
    whats next?

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    Re: networking tutorial

    Hmm... you're not stupid, there should be no "what's next." I must've left something out.

    Can you confirm that avahi is running on the machines? Follow the menus...

    System > Administration > Services

    Check that "Multicast DNS Service Discovery (avahi-daemon)" is present and enabled.

    Often things 'just work' for me and I forget what all I've set up to make it that way...

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    Re: networking tutorial

    yeah I know what you mean about trying to remember how you set up something when you need to explain it to someone else....
    anyway I checked that part of the system
    Multicast DNS Service Discovery is present and enabled but not the avahi-daemon part

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    Re: networking tutorial

    Here is a link to a networking tutorial, once you master networking, you can almost set up a working network anywhere.

    http://www.aboutdebian.com/network.htm

    This is for debian, but ubuntu is based on debian so everything will be the same.

    Jim

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    Re: networking tutorial

    Ah, I think I'm the stupid one now!

    Do you have the openssh-server package installed? That's one thing I forgot to mention that could be the missing link.

    On a subconscious level I guess I think everybody must be running an ssh server!

    Before you say "but i don't want a remote shell!" Nautilus will actually treat it as a secure FTP connection, allowing file sharing and remote browsing in the standard, friendly (and encrypted!) way.

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