connect two computers for file sharing
brymelvin at melvinart.com
Mon Nov 6 16:45:02 UTC 2006
--- "Donatas G." <dgvirtual at akl.lt> wrote:
> How do I connect two computers for file transfer
> under kubuntu dapper?
> They both have lan cards and I can connect them
> using a lan cable, but after
> that - I am lost :)
> First I guess I have to assign both computers manual
> IPs, and then? What
> packages should I install to make full use of the
> KDE built in file sharing
> (I mean, the System settings module Sharing > file
> sharing and the options
> that become available upon selecting Properties of a
> directory in a konqueror
> window... Is there a howto about this anywhere?
> Donatas Glodenis
> kubuntu-users mailing list
> kubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
First connecting them to each other by a lan cable is
not going o work.
If you connect lan cables from both to a switch or hub
If you are connecting them together otherwise you need
a CROSSOVER network cable they are often color coded
You can then assign them ip adresses in a private
make the one connected to the internet a gateway etc.
ex you could use 192.168.0.1 and 192.168.0.2
255.255.255.0 for a subnet mask.
If you are conecting them to the internet I recommend
setting up Firestarter Firewall.
For file sharing you could use SAMBA or NFS.
to keep from turning this email into a thesis I
recommend you look at the networking sections of "the
unnofficial ununtu guide.... ubuntuguide.org
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