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roofninja 05-24-2006 05:57 PM

I need some help sharing files
I started help for this but the person doesn't know how suse does things. Here is the thread if you what to see what is started.

I want to get some files from a laptop to a desktop. It was suggested to me to do an ftp server. It is not working. I installed the ftp stuff in yast on the desktop pc, but I am not sure what else I need to do to get it up and running. I have a linksys router with 4ports. That is were both are connected. When I type in ftp://desktop ip on the laptop, I get "could not connect to host desktop ip".

Am I making somthing simple, complicated? Is there a better way?

jschiwal 05-24-2006 07:58 PM

I think that there are two things to check on the desktop.
  1. Use yast to make sure the ftp service is running. If you see an option to open a port in the firewall, select it
  2. Otherwise use the YaST firewall configuration to allow the ftp service.

roofninja 05-24-2006 09:04 PM

In Yast I have tftp server in the network services and I did open the port in the firewall. What is next.

jschiwal 05-25-2006 12:46 AM

tftp is different from ftp. ftp uses port 21/tcp. tftp uses 69/udp.
You could try entering "tftp://<ip address>/" and see if that works, but I don't know if konqueror handles the trivial ftp protocol.
You could use the tftp program in the console.

Check for sure whether you have ftp or tftp running on your desktop.
tftp may be installed as an xinetd service. If so edit your /etc/hosts.deny and /etc/hosts.allow, to deny all users and allow only the computer where you are connecting from. I don't think that tftp uses any kind of user authentication so after you are done, remove the tftp service.

You can also use ssh to copy files. See the ssh, scp, and sftp manpages.

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