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Old 04-09-2005, 04:59 AM   #1
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file sharing with windows other than samba


i am mandrake 10.0+KDE.
i am willing to know that is there any way to transfer the
file between windows and linux othere then using samba....!!!

but it should be a fast file transfer.??

is there any tool.!!
 
Old 04-09-2005, 05:11 AM   #2
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Question Re: file sharing with windows other than samba

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Originally posted by bruse
i am mandrake 10.0+KDE.
i am willing to know that is there any way to transfer the
file between windows and linux othere then using samba....!!!

but it should be a fast file transfer.??

is there any tool.!!
Is this setup two separate computers?

Or is this a dual-boot with Mandrake Linux as one and what verson of Microsoft Windows as the other?
 
Old 05-07-2005, 12:04 PM   #3
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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 beforehand

materazzi
 
Old 05-07-2005, 12:07 PM   #4
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You could set-up a FTP server on one of the systems.
 
Old 05-09-2005, 04:01 AM   #5
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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?

materazzi

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Old 05-09-2005, 04:10 AM   #6
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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.

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Old 05-09-2005, 05:25 AM   #7
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Pure FTP is a very simple and easy Linux-based FTP server to set up (ProFTPd and the rest are so so complicated....)

All you have to do is (obviously) set up your networking gear, assign IP addresses bla bla...

Then su into root and type: pure-ftpd

Its that simple and your home folder will be shared for each user on the Linux box. (with passwords)

Then in Windows, just open iexplore and then go ftp://your Linux IP address/ - like ftp://192.168.0.1/

"Please enter your user name and password for the FTP server"
-> At this point put in your Linux login details (not as root)
 
Old 05-09-2005, 05:54 AM   #8
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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..

materazzi

btw thanks for reminding me about the ftp client in IE... I should've remembered that..
 
  


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