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Old 05-25-2006, 12:57 PM   #1
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Remote connection to other Linux box?

New to Linux so stay with me on this...

Within Windows, you can click Start, Run and then \\<servername>\<share> and get an explorer view of the files / folders on that share.

How do you do that on Linux to Linux?


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Usually I use the command line and then just ssh into the box and look around. Then I copy the file with scp. See this link.

However, I know you're probably looking for a graphical method like using network neighborhood. But I've never set this up. Sorry I couldn't be more help...

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If you are trying to browse shares on Windows computers, you will need to use Samba. You can mount (man mount), a Windows share, and then browse it graphically with nautilus or konqueror or whatever your filesystem browser of choice is. Alternatively, you can use smbclient to browse remote smb shares in an interactive text mode. Just for starters, try

smbclient -L //YourWindowsPC
If it shows you a list of shares, you are at least on the right track.

Do some online research on 'samba'. Come back here with more specific questions. It is a biggish topic, and you are clearly at the low end of the learning scale so far.

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see this thread on a graphical program for ssh as ssh is probably the best way to go IF you're reading off of a linux box:

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If u r using SuSE, then might be already havind samba installed but, yes you will need to configure it, as per your network.
To get a taste of samba, click "run command" from "Kmenu" and type
And check if u get something. Although, if u need any help configuring you file sharing, just post ur problem here.
Old 05-25-2006, 02:49 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by jeelliso
see this thread on a graphical program for ssh as ssh is probably the best way to go IF you're reading off of a linux box:

Cheers Justin, this was the right track to go down. Googled for 'gui ssh' and came back with the following:

It is brilliant, just what I was after. Am now able to use my windows machines to connect to my linux machines and drag and drop files

Thanks again.




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