Lubuntu-Windows networking how-to/FAQ?

John Hupp lubuntu at
Wed Sep 19 16:54:36 UTC 2012

A little digging seems to show that there are various ways of sharing 
files between platforms, using Samba, NFS, SSHFS with Dokan, or GVFS 
(with Samba?)

After thinking about it a little further, let me refine the request: I 
would like to find a method in which the shared directory resides on the 
Lubuntu machine, and the Windows XP/Vista/7 client can access it without 
installing anything extra.

I add this to the equation: The Lubuntu machine is already running NFS 
for the sake of acting as an LTSP server.  So if there is a nice recipe 
for using that, then I can avoid further loading down the Lubuntu 

And also this: The Lubuntu machine is on a private Ethernet network and 
I don't think I need to be too worried about the security of the shared 

On 9/18/2012 4:14 PM, John Hupp wrote:
> Yes, I did mean sharing and accessing folders on both Lubuntu and 
> Windows PC's.
> On 9/18/2012 4:03 PM, ∅ wrote:
>> On Tue, 18 Sep 2012 15:33:09 -0400
>> John Hupp<lubuntu at>  wrote:
>>> Is there a how-to or FAQ covering Lubuntu-Windows networking?
>> you might look at Ubuntu-Windows and make the necessary adaptations but i'm wondering what you're looking for specifically. "networking" is a broad subject. if you're looking at sharing drives/files, try samba:
>> or if you have it set up on the server end, sshfs works by specifying sftp as a uri protocol within the address bar of pcmanfm, e.g. sftp://user@server/path
>> wxl

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