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Old 10-03-2008, 02:56 AM   #1
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Networking across multiple OS's and Connection types.


Hello, thanks for reading.

I currently am using a Linksys Wireless-G 2.4GHz Router.

This computer currently uses an Ubuntu/Linux OS, directly connected to the router via a wired RJ-45 connection.

My computer uses Windows XP Media Edition, and connects to the same router via a wireless Network Adapter of the same make and model.

I want to network these computers together, for file sharing purposes, etc etc. How can I do this?
 
Old 10-03-2008, 05:18 AM   #2
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If you configure your router to give a fixed IP address and 'name' to each of your computers, you can share files via SMB (Windows share) or on Linux you have the other option of offering files via ftp.

For SMB, install SAMBA and set it up to serve the shared directory. With SAMBA installed, the Linux machine will also be able to see the Windows shares. Some browsers like Konqueror (in KDE) can be used to browse the SMB shares.
 
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Since both computers use the same router, it is as if you had both computers on a switch. Install and configure samba. You may have separate samba-client and samba-server packages. If you want to share linux files with the Windows computer, then install both. A quick and easy way to access files on the linux machine from Windows is to install the ssh server on Linux and putty on windows. It isn't easy to run an ssh server on windows however. An advantage in using ssh, sftp or scp is that you can access files that aren't in a shared directory. If you have the ssh service running on the Linux machine, you can simply use scp or sftp without having to configure an ftp server.
 
Old 10-06-2008, 09:53 AM   #4
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Question Cannot see Linux box when browsing network

Running Vista and XP on 2 separate boxes, same network, Running Ubuntu 8.04 on 3rd box. Samba running on Linux. I can ping each computer from either OS, but cannot see each other (except Xp and Vista can see each other). The Linux box does not show up in the list of network computers. Vista and XP boxes do not show up on Linux. What can be done? I want to be able to share and transfer files at will.




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Hello, thanks for reading.

I currently am using a Linksys Wireless-G 2.4GHz Router.

This computer currently uses an Ubuntu/Linux OS, directly connected to the router via a wired RJ-45 connection.

My computer uses Windows XP Media Edition, and connects to the same router via a wireless Network Adapter of the same make and model.

I want to network these computers together, for file sharing purposes, etc etc. How can I do this?
 
Old 10-06-2008, 09:56 AM   #5
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Running Vista and XP on 2 separate boxes, same network, Running Ubuntu 8.04 on 3rd box. Samba running on Linux. I can ping each computer from either OS, but cannot see each other (except Xp and Vista can see each other). The Linux box does not show up in the list of network computers. Vista and XP boxes do not show up on Linux. What can be done? I want to be able to share and transfer files at will.
Have you configured Samba so that it's using the same workgroup as Windows?
 
Old 10-12-2008, 03:23 PM   #6
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Networking Across multiple Networks.

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Have you configured Samba so that it's using the same workgroup as Windows?
Same network, same workgroup.
 
  


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