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Old 09-04-2004, 03:20 PM   #1
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Transfering files from Linux to XP - Network


So my better half uses Windows on her very cool and expensive "desktop replacement" which we use as well to watch the odd DVD or downloaded TV episode. I would like to download files on my machine and then transfer them to hers without burning a CD. We are all using a router, so can I just plug my network cable into her system and somehow transfer those big files? Is this going to be a big thing? I have never done any networking, ever. I have tried searching for this and found stuff. Confusing stuff... If it's a big thing just tell me and I keep wasting those CDs.

Merci!
 
Old 09-04-2004, 03:34 PM   #2
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It's not a big thing ... if you have a router you have some sort of home network, and each of you has an IP address on that network. If you have SSH set up on your Linux box, you can use WinSCP or something similar to login remotely and transfer files. Another option is Samba, which will allow you to make Windows network shares on your Linux machine, thus allowing them to be mapped from a Windows machine. Samba is slightly complex, but not too hard to get going.
 
Old 09-04-2004, 03:35 PM   #3
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You could also use CD-RWs and erase re-use the same disc over and over.

If you want to cable directly from your network card to her's, you'll need a crossover cable... It has a few wires switched around so you can direct connect two computers. Otherwise, you'll need a hub/switch betwixt the two computers, then you only need two regular network cables.

Easiest thing would be to share a folder on her computer, then install samba-client on your computer. You will be able to mount her shared drive onto your system, then transfer files back and forth. You can use the command-line, or get something like LinNeighborhood << www.bnro.de/~schmidjo/ >>, or use LISA in KDE, to be able to browse to her computer.

If you want to put the shared folder on your computer, and browse to it through Network Neighborhood on her's, you'll need to install the full Samba and configure it. Not too hard, really. Search the forum or Google for more info.
 
Old 09-04-2004, 03:40 PM   #4
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The most obvious answer to this is samba network. Through samba you can have a network of windows and linux.
As I think samba configuring is a pain in the ***, I just do a ssh session, with winscp3 in the win computer, and i'm done.

All this assumes both computers are already physically networked.
 
Old 09-04-2004, 04:19 PM   #5
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You don't need to configure Samba to use smbclient...
Code:
$ smbclient -L win_box
Password:
Domain=[win_box] OS=[Windows 5.0] Server=[Windows 2000 LAN Manager]

        Sharename       Type      Comment
        ---------       ----      -------
        IPC$            IPC       Remote IPC
        ADMIN$          Disk      Remote Admin
        C$              Disk      Default share
        share           Disk
Domain=[win_box] OS=[Windows 5.0] Server=[Windows 2000 LAN Manager]

        Server               Comment
        ---------            -------

        Workgroup            Master
        ---------            -------

$ ls share
$ sudo mount -t smbfs -o username=ranger_nemo //win_box/share share
Password:
$ ls share
AVG6DB_F.DAT  burnme  katana  nemo  RECYCLER  System Volume Information
$ cp whatever_the_heck_you_want share/
$ share/cp something_else ./
$ sudo umount //win_box/share
It's easier than scp, IMO.
 
Old 09-04-2004, 06:21 PM   #6
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Thanks guys, I know now how I'll spend my Sunday (<- pathetic loser...)
 
  


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