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Old 10-11-2012, 08:11 AM   #1
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Question Home network under Lubuntu


Hi everyone,

I have a challenge which needs to be solved: I have 2 desktop systems both running Lubuntu 12.04.

PC-1 is mainly used as my main desktop system.
PC-2 is connected to my flatscreen tv for playing movies. Connected to this system is a 1.5 Terabyte external HDD disc which needs to be accessible from PC-1 (green line)

Both systems are connected to the router (red line).

How do I get network access from PC-1 to PC-2 and get access to my ext. HDD disc through the network? It is merely for data transfer (movies/music).

Anybody here who can give me an easy step-by-step explanation on how to fix this?

Many thanks in advance!
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:26 AM   #2
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for a full gui expereince, just use sftp in nautilus or such like

http://linux.about.com/od/ubuntu_doc/a/ubudg10t9.htm
 
Old 10-11-2012, 08:41 AM   #3
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nautilus
As i mentioned in my first post, i'm using Lubuntu. And lubuntu doesn't come with Nautilus, it has PcMANfm.
 
Old 10-11-2012, 08:45 AM   #4
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ok, so use that then. it appears to also be a gvfs client so will work the same
 
Old 10-11-2012, 09:19 AM   #5
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you could try gigolo - it is a simple network drive manager based on GTK.
http://www.uvena.de/gigolo/index.html

The program is in Ubuntu software centre so just sudo apt-get install gigolo
 
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NFS seems like the most logical choice to me.
 
Old 10-11-2012, 11:44 AM   #7
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NFS seems like the most logical choice to me.
Why would that be more logical than sftp?
 
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I guess it depends on what his intentions are. If he just wants to transfer data from the external drive to PC1, sftp would work fine. I was under the impression he he wanted to share the data on the disk between two Linux systems. NFS would allow him to mount the external drive on PC2, and then share that mount via NFS with PC1. In the end, both machines will have direct access to the data on the external drive as if it were local. They could auto-mount the drive on boot, browse the contents graphically or on the command line, and play the media files directly without having to copy them from PC2 to PC1 first. The fact that the data actually lived on an external drive connected to PC2 would be transparent to its use on either machine.

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Old 10-11-2012, 01:21 PM   #9
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well for a home network you can do all the same things with a service that already exists, unlike having to go through the hassle of learning about NFS. fuse will allow a fixed mount of sftp if that's what they want.
 
Old 10-11-2012, 01:32 PM   #10
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Samba's easier to learn than NFS, but either would work fine...
 
Old 10-11-2012, 01:39 PM   #11
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well for a home network you can do all the same things with a service that already exists, unlike having to go through the hassle of learning about NFS. fuse will allow a fixed mount of sftp if that's what they want.
He'd still have to learn how to use fuse. The overhead of nfs is also significantly less, leading to faster throughput and less processor overhead. Since he has movies on this remote system, the differences could become significant.

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Old 10-15-2012, 01:20 AM   #12
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Gents,

Please don't start a discussion here. I haven't tried the given solution yets due to a carproblem which i had to fix.

I've read about Gigolo which can do the trick as well?
 
Old 10-15-2012, 02:20 AM   #13
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erm... sorry? Heaven forbid we might wish to discuss the best way to help you...

any gvfs gui will work with gvfs, you should not need to install a new client at all though, you'll ahve somethign there already to do the job.
 
  


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