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i know there are tons of post out there about samba etc, but i would like to know what you think is the simplest way to share files. not a large network or anything, just my windows desktop and my slack laptop.
can you please show me a simple direction to start of at?
with ftp will it be possible to share files internally (meaning within my little network with the router) or does PC1 connect to the internet over the router and the packages comes back over the router and gets to PC2?
Ya, any form of connection, cross over cable,serial, ppp, ethernet, any of them can be used with ftp.Long as you can log in your good to go.Neat thing with the windows box, you can drag and drop into what you see in the linux machine with IE.
I would argue the simplest way would be to set up a share on the windows box and mount it in Slack. Samba works as well, but it is more setup. FTP can be done, but sftp would be better, Filezilla is a very good win32 based ftp/sftp client. SSH with SFTP is set up automatically and it is less problematiic security wise than FTP.
You have to restart inetd to take change in account, it is well explained in comment in /etc/inetd.conf :
# If you make changes to this file, either reboot your machine or send the
# inetd a HUP signal:
# Do a "ps x" as root and look up the pid of inetd. Then do a
# "kill -HUP <pid of inetd>".
# The inetd will re-read this file whenever it gets that signal.