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I'm also interested in a simple solution to this problem, in my case it's a file transfer from a winXP notebook to my FC3 pc, preferably without installing anything onto the notebook...
I assume it can be done using samba but that seems rather complicated, especially to a newbie like me.. There must be a simpler way to do it..
thanks for your suggestion, abisko00, but that still seems like an unnecesarily complicated solution to a fairly simple problem.. (correct me if I'm wrong :-) ) I also said I would prefer not to have to install anything on the windows laptop, and I couldn't find an ftp client on there so...
surely there must be a simple tool out there that you can install onto your linux box which lets you connect it with "network neighborhoods" (or whatever microsoft like to call them) of windows pc's, as if it were a windows pc itself?
All data exchange has to go through some kind of protocol. Since the original poster excluded Samba, which would be the most obvious solution (to access data on the Windows machine, you would only need to samba client), I suggested FTP. There are a couple of other protocols available, but they all require the installation of some kind of server. With a samba server on your Linux box, you wouldn't need to install anything on the Windows machine.
BTW: Microsoft Internet Explorer has a built-in FTP client.
thanks for the replies, I think I'll go with ftp, samba seems quite a hassle to insatall and configure properly and even then I'm probably only going to use it once..
however, I don't understand the "assign IP addresses, blablabla" step too well but I assume it'll be in the documentation..
thanks for your help, I'll be trying it soon and I'll post to say how it turned out for future reference..
btw thanks for reminding me about the ftp client in IE... I should've remembered that..