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Hello, I will try to explain the scenario in a least complicated manner; I have 20 computers in here, 14 – Xubuntu (pc1, pc 2, pc 3, pc 4, pc ...
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    Enable file sharing amongst ubuntu, xubuntu, lubuntu ?


    Hello, I will try to explain the scenario in a least complicated manner;

    I have 20 computers in here,

    14 – Xubuntu (pc1, pc 2, pc 3, pc 4, pc 5, pc 6, pc 7, pc 8, pc 9, pc 10 pc,11, pc 12, pc13, pc14)
    5 – Lubuntu (pc15, pc16, pc17, pc18, pc19)
    1 – Ubuntu (pc20)

    All connected to the LAN (Local Area Network)

    Now, is it possible to enable pure file sharing among all of these ?

    EVERY computer will have a folder named ‘shared’ on their desktop which should be able to get written and read by anyone on the LAN.

    There should be NO username and password or any kind of authentication while copying/pasting or accessing the Shared folder (I don’t care about the security)

    Please can someone help me in a way to set this thing up ?

    And please consider that I can’t afford any fancy surprises because the end users (operators) are used to winXP file sharing.

    Until now I’ve tried using Samba and sometimes it works sometimes it says permission denied, connection refused, volume not mounted. I’ve installed thunar file manager on every computer.

    Sometimes while copying just a 2 MB file it takes ages, it keeps on saying copying….till my wit ends. And then I end up using a flash drive

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    You can use NFS or AFS shares; however, the files written will still have the attributes/permissions specified in the creating user's umask settings. It is possible to have an admin (root) script running in the background that uses the inotify tools to detect when the directory or its contents have been altered, and set the permissions to permissive for all. The final thing is that you would need a link to the physical directory in each user's home directory. The shared directory could be physically located in /home, such as /home/shared.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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