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I am a fairly new Linux user, I have just made the switch from Windows. I just installed SUSE LInux 10.0 on my laptop and on my desktop computer. My ...
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- 02-21-2006 #1
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- Feb 2006
SuSE 10.0 File Sharing/Networking, How to?
What I need to do is set up some type of file sharing so that I can transfer files from my laptop to my desktop computer. I was able to do this fine when I had Windows on my desktop computer and SUSE Linux 10.0 on my laptop.
From my understanding, when trying to network two computers using Linux, I need to use NFS, not SAMBA. Is that correct?
What exactally do I need to do to network these two computers together? Can someone list what I need to do step-by-step, or point me in the right direction? I have looked everywhere online and feel pretty clueless. Im sure its probably not that hard, its just I've never done this before. I appreciate everyone's help!
- 02-21-2006 #2
ssh and fishOriginally Posted by pinguino80
If both of your SuSE PCs can access the internet via the wireless router, then there is a good chance your SuSE pc can already access each other (assuming you have OpenSSH installed). Ensure SSH is installed. Ensure your SuSE firewall on each PC is open for SSH. Then Open up Konqueror, and in the location bar type:
For example, to access my SuSE-10.0 pc from my SuSE-9.3 pc I type:
fish://email@example.com where that ip addess is the address of my SuSE10.0 pc.
- 02-21-2006 #3
There are parameters for NFS that don't slow things down during boot, we use it here for everything. You can also always manually mount/umount on the fly. For convenience, it can't be beat. However, I would agree, if you're talking about sharing between a laptop and a workstation, NFS wouldn't be my first choice - it's typically intended between systems that are up and connected most of the time.
As you thought, avoid Samba altogether. It's a whole layer you don't need for this.
Oldcpu's suggestion is a good one - it's most likely ssh is installed by default. I'll be honest, I'd never used the "fish:" thing before - I'm a CLI guy - that's cool!
- 02-22-2006 #4
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- Apr 2005
I´ve got a similar issue, in that I want to be able to share folders betwen two computers. Both these computers access the internet through the same router. one uses winxp and the other uses linspire (debian). how would I go about doing that?
- 02-22-2006 #5
Inelegant, but fast, you can install PSFTP on the Windows end and use sftp as the protocol to transfer. You should be able to log in to the Linux box with your account if the SSL package is installed(ssh, scp, etc).
A more elegant but potentially more time consuming option is to install/config Samba on the Linux end. It talks with Windows in it's own filesharing language. This would allow you to have open shares between the two systems all the time. It will either instantly install for you, or you'll be in config hell. Phases of the moon.
Samba would have come with your distro - you may or may not need to install it.
Don't go the NFS route with Windows - no good free solutions.
- 02-22-2006 #6
smb, ssh and puttyOriginally Posted by jamesiniceland
Originally Posted by DThor
You first need openssh (or whatever it is called on Linspire) installed on your Linux PC. You need to open the firewall on your linux PC to ssh transfers. You then run one of the PSFTP putty package on your WinXP pc. Its all command line stuff, but it works pretty good. ... I was impressed!
- 02-25-2006 #7
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- Apr 2005
Thanks, I´ve had complete success with accessing the Xp machine, no problems there at all. But how do I access the Linux machine from the Xp box?
- 02-25-2006 #8
Well to go back the other way - yup, we're back to Samba, at least for filesharing. That's what Samba is for. If you just want to remote your Linux box, you can use Putty for ssh and/or vnc for full graphical remoting.
- 02-26-2006 #9
puttyOriginally Posted by bigtomrodney