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Old 08-19-2014, 02:27 PM   #1
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Best/Easiest way to copy files


What is the best/easiest way to copy files from a Linux server to a client windows machine?
 
Old 08-19-2014, 02:31 PM   #2
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If you want to do this frequently, run samba on the Linux server and mount the share on the Windows machine.

If you want this as simple and easy as possible one-time, use an email attachment.
 
Old 08-19-2014, 02:46 PM   #3
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In the linux box:
Code:
nc -l -p 60000 -q 0 < filename_to_copy
Then in windows, just open Internet Explorer, Firefox etc to the url:
Code:
http://<linux box IP>:6000
Port number (60000) can be any number from 1024 to 65535

It is not the best way, maybe easy

Last edited by keefaz; 08-19-2014 at 02:59 PM. Reason: added -q 0 option to netcat so it terminates when end is reached
 
Old 08-19-2014, 03:00 PM   #4
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Sorry - forgot to mention it needs to be secure.
 
Old 08-19-2014, 03:03 PM   #5
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If you want to do this frequently, run samba on the Linux server and mount the share on the Windows machine.

If you want this as simple and easy as possible one-time, use an email attachment.
Or the opposite. Mount the Windows share locally to the Linux box and copy files to it. Use windows credentials to protect it. etc...
 
Old 08-19-2014, 03:06 PM   #6
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Sorry - forgot to mention it needs to be secure.
You should have asked for that at first!

Windows has ssh client (PSCP)
http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~s.../download.html
 
Old 08-19-2014, 03:25 PM   #7
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In addition Winscp and FileZilla are two GUI file transfer clients that are capable of using the ssh protocol.

Is this local or internet?
 
Old 08-19-2014, 08:57 PM   #8
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The file transfer would be done over the internet.
 
Old 08-20-2014, 05:40 PM   #9
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If you initiate the copy from windows winSCP connected to your linux computer works well.
 
  


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