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    noobie: best way of file sharing

    hey everyone, i am a new linuix user but very experienced windows xp user, i work for a big ISP in australia and do onsite work. I have instaleed Mandrake Mandirve Limited edition 2005 on my second pc, i have got a netcomm nb5080w and internet works very well on linux pc, i can PING the linux computer no worries but when it comes to file shareing i am useless

    what is the best possible way that i can share files between my xp machines and linux, or is there a remote way of accessing the files on the the linuix pc using my xp workstation or vice versa, like using Internet Explorer, similar to novell

    your help would be fantastic, i search the forums with no luck

    thanks guys

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    Linux User nalg0rath's Avatar
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    Sep 2004
    The most popular way (I think) is using Samba, you can check it out and read about it @:

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    thnx mate, does anybody know if u can log in remotely using some service and a client like IE

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    looks complicated man, lol, why does the free stuff have to be hard

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    Linux Guru AlexK's Avatar
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    Feb 2005
    google for this document, "The Unofficial Samba Howto", it will tell you all you need to know about setting up samba and file sharing with windows machines.

    Once you have set up the Samba server, the Linux Machine will appear in Network neighbourhood and you can transfer all you like.
    Life is complex, it has a real part and an imaginary part.

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    thnx man, will do and let u know whats happening

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