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Old 11-13-2013, 03:09 AM   #1
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Question can we copy or connect to linux from windows pc


I hav ea linux machine and a windows machine on a same network.

can I access files from my windows pc to linux or copy or at least connect.

basically I want to access files from IE browser

thanks in advance

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Old 11-13-2013, 03:16 AM   #2
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Hi,

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basically I want to access files from IE browser
I guess you want to set up a samba server on the Linux box.

There are probably other ways such as nfs or ssh(fs), but I assume there are no native clients for these on windows.

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Old 11-13-2013, 03:16 AM   #3
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sure, you can do that easily, there are several ways. I suggest you to check samba. http://www.samba.org/
 
Old 11-13-2013, 05:12 AM   #4
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If you want both directions maybe winscp might help. You can copy from and to your linux box and your windowbox. Also you can only use it on your win machine.
Besides samba, also I don't know if it works with a browser, you could install an ftp server on the linux machine. But you can only download from the linux machine.
 
Old 11-13-2013, 09:25 PM   #5
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If you want to access the files using MS Internet Destroyer, you will need to set up a webserver with, ideally, Apache, and any files you want to access will need to be in your document root directory (that is, the directory in which Apache will look for files to display in the browser). You will be able to view them in IE, but you will not be able to copy new files into document root via the connection unless you implement some sort of upload link.

It would be better and more versatile to set up a Samba share; in that case, you can used Windows (File) Explorer to access them and you can copy files back and forth, depending on how you configure the shared directories.

I recommend Samba by Example as the most useful Samba reference that I have found (available in PDF format here).

If you want to set up shares on the Windows box to be accessed by the Linux machine, do not use the Windows lamer "homegroup" sharing; it works only with other Windows systems. Use "simple sharing" instead.

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Old 11-13-2013, 09:38 PM   #6
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Actually... for what it's worth ... ... "Win-doze actually does(!!) have" a very-full complement of (optional ...) network file-system drivers that allow it to be "a well-behaved network citizen" in almost any network. So, "go ahead, pick a 'common ground.'" Windows(!), just like Linux or Unix or anything-else, "can(!) meet you half-way."

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Old 11-14-2013, 12:22 AM   #7
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If you want to access the files using MS Internet Destroyer, you will need to set up a webserver with, ideally, Apache, and any files you want to access will need to be in your document root directory (that is, the directory in which Apache will look for files to display in the browser). You will be able to view them in IE, but you will not be able to copy new files into document root via the connection unless you implement some sort of upload link.
That's what I do. Apache or Nginx serving up directory indexes skinned with h5ai.
 
Old 11-14-2013, 08:36 PM   #8
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Apache or Nginx serving up directory indexes skinned with h5ai.
Interesting.

I wouldn't have thought of that myself for home file sharing, but, as I think about it, I bet that's along the lines of what a lot companies that use intra/internet based interfaces do.
 
Old 11-14-2013, 08:57 PM   #9
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I wouldn't have thought of that myself for home file sharing, but, as I think about it, I bet that's along the lines of what a lot companies that use intra/internet based interfaces do.
It works great for streaming MP4 files to mobile devices too. You just fire up a web browser, navigate to the MP4 file, and play it. No need for a UPnP/DLNA client or anything like that.
 
  


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