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Home networking newbie

Postby tan159753 on Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:04 pm

I am a newbie to linux and have 2 machines both dualbooting Mint 13 XFCE and Windows XP.

How do i setup a home network sharing files where mint is running on both computers? If 1 is running xp and the other mint I can share files from linux to xp no problem but how do i set it up if both computers are running linux? Do I have to install Samba or is some sort of linux to linux networking already supported in XFCE?

Also how do you select a folder to share in Mint 13 XFCE. I'm sure it's all trivial stuff but cant find a decent guide. All guides are for MATE or CINNAMON versions.
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Re: Home networking newbie

Postby bigj231 on Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:55 pm

Learn SSH, or setup a network share. If you aren't logged in to one computer, you should be able to login via SSH and copy files that way.
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Re: Home networking newbie

Postby wayne128 on Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:08 pm

tan159753 wrote: I'm sure it's all trivial stuff but cant find a decent guide. All guides are for MATE or CINNAMON versions.


Well, I do not think so...at least I always follow altair4's How-To guide here

viewtopic.php?f=42&t=23169&hilit=simple+file+sharing


and for your case with mint xfce, usually mint already had samba installed, and you have one simple way to do this in xfce with thunar, the How- To is inside the main link above, here I repeat the link specifically on thunar

HowTo: Create Samba Shares Directly from Thunar

viewtopic.php?f=197&t=88255
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