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howarddevore 04-21-2006 12:48 PM

basic local networking
 
hi,
I've got an xp box, and a kubuntu box linked via a network modem; can you give me a pointer or two or decent search terms to get me started sending files from one to the other.
It'd be console commands wouldn't it?
At the moment, I'd have to install apache, or upload the files to a remote server, then download them with the other pc! And i don't want apache on the xp box, ideally not even browsers.

thanks in advance for any links or thoughts you share,
cheers,
howard

pljvaldez 04-21-2006 01:04 PM

There's lots of things you can do. If you know the two machines are linked (i.e. you can ping one from the other), you can install an FTP server on the ubuntu box and then use an FTP client on the XP box, or install an ssh server on the Ubuntu box and then use WinSCP on the XP client, or you can install and configure SAMBA on the Ubuntu box and then use Network Neighborhood on the XP box, or you can use a thumb drive (no network required) or a RW CD/DVD.

So many options, so little time...

tokenringman38 04-21-2006 01:29 PM

Couple dumb questions here
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by howarddevore
hi,
I've got an xp box, and a kubuntu box linked via a network modem; can you give me a pointer or two or decent search terms to get me started sending files from one to the other.
It'd be console commands wouldn't it?
At the moment, I'd have to install apache, or upload the files to a remote server, then download them with the other pc! And i don't want apache on the xp box, ideally not even browsers.

thanks in advance for any links or thoughts you share,
cheers,
howard

Did not see a mention about router, switch or hub to connect the two boxes. This leads to the question: using straight cables or cross-over to link direct?

manishsingh4u 04-21-2006 01:44 PM

Just go for samba, it's the easiest way. If you need help setting up samba, please let me know.

howarddevore 04-22-2006 01:13 PM

hi,
thanks to all..
pljvaldez: yeah this gives me several things to be looking up.

tokenringman38: sorry, i was using imprecise language, the 'network modem' I've got is a router, it has two extra emtpy inputs. So no cross over cables..how would this impact on the sending files methods can you tell me? :)

manishsingh4u: ok, I'll have a read about samba later.

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howard

pradeepmenon777 04-24-2006 02:41 PM

Quote:

So no cross over cables..how would this impact on the sending files methods can you tell me?
Simple , if you are using cross-over cables , you can connect between two similar devices like 2 computers. If you are going on for straight through , there exists no chance of connecting two computers together without a router or a switch.

That is simple , isn't it?

howarddevore 04-24-2006 06:22 PM

pradeepmenon777:
Yeah thanks, that makes sense.

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howard

howarddevore 04-24-2006 06:24 PM

hi manishsingh4u
...I've got a problem getting samba already. My kynaptic package manager wont allow me to mark it for installation - any ideas? Kynaptic seems to work for other packages and updates

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howard

manishsingh4u 04-24-2006 06:47 PM

Make sure to uncomment all the repositories in your /etc/apt/sources.list file (especially lines with breezy universe).
Open Konsole and type
Code:

sudo apt-get install samba
This must install samba with no problems. Let's finish the first step.
If there are any error messages, post them here.

howarddevore 04-25-2006 06:30 AM

hi,
ok I've tried this, the repository lines were already uncommented, and:
kdesu apt-get install samba
doesn't appear to work either - it immediately returns a new command line prompt with no other discernable effect. Kynaptic still registers samba as being 'not installed'
no error messages in konsole.

hmmm..


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