[Bug 146737] Re: Ubuntu offers no "zero configuration network" or so (unlike Apple)

oss_test_launchpad markus.bloemeke at fh-joanneum.at
Fri May 30 13:34:33 UTC 2008

Maybe I put this wrong. I do not support any special program to solve
this. All I am saying is that Ubuntu users, unlike Mac users, cannot
just connect two computers with a cable and in this way get data from
one computer to another. This would, however, be an important comfort

Application scenario: A works on his notebook B and wants to easily get
1GB to his workplace desktop C. What he would expect would be the

- He connects B and C using an ethernet cable.
- C says: "Computer B has been connected to your computer. Do you want to allow the B to copy or delete user data on your hard disk?"
- Same vice versa.
- A clicks "Yes" on "B" and "C", then enters the "B" user password on B and the "C" user password on C and can now copy data in both ways.

With my limited knowledge of network technologies, I would assume that
all programs that would be necessary for that already are on every
Ubuntu system. It's just that you would have to configure them in such
way that the above mentioned procedure would work. Maybe I am wrong

** Also affects: kdenetwork (Ubuntu)
   Importance: Undecided
       Status: New

Ubuntu offers no "zero configuration network" or so (unlike Apple)
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