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Old 01-17-2006, 12:30 PM   #1
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Easiest way to share files between two Linux machines


I got Debian on both of them. Both are workstations.

What's the easiest/fastest way to share files between them?

Ftp, Samba is what I know of, but both of them are (or can be pretty tricky to setup).

Sincerely, Jørgen
 
Old 01-17-2006, 01:13 PM   #2
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Well, the default system for sharing file is NFS

http://www.faqs.org/docs/Linux-HOWTO/NFS-HOWTO.html

You could also use fuse to make ssh server or an ftp server act as a file server. On the client, it is completely transparent.
 
Old 01-17-2006, 01:14 PM   #3
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If you just want to move a file now and then I would suggest 'sftp' it is part of 'ssh'. I you want to share something like lots of pictures or music then in a linux only network you should use 'nfs'

 
Old 01-17-2006, 01:40 PM   #4
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Thanks for your replies.

I will go for both your suggestions and see how they do

Sincerely, Jørgen
 
Old 01-19-2006, 03:43 AM   #5
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Don't forget 'scp' that is also part of the ssh package.
Example:
Code:
scp .mozilla/bookmarks.html user@mynewbox.localdomain:.mozilla/
Or:
Code:
scp -r user@myoldbox.localdomain:src/* ~/src/
IMO it works great for the occasional transfer, no need to worry about accidently opening up security holes, but for more frequent transfers you should use nfs or something like that.
 
Old 01-19-2006, 04:31 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lpd
Don't forget 'scp' that is also part of the ssh package.
Example:
Code:
scp .mozilla/bookmarks.html user@mynewbox.localdomain:.mozilla/
Or:
Code:
scp -r user@myoldbox.localdomain:src/* ~/src/
IMO it works great for the occasional transfer, no need to worry about accidently opening up security holes, but for more frequent transfers you should use nfs or something like that.

Or if you want to do it graphically use Konqueror and type in fish://ip_address_or_host_name in the address bar split the screen go to the directory you want the file(s) to end up and drag and drop to your hearts content.
 
  


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