Lubuntu-Windows networking how-to/FAQ?
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Thu Sep 27 18:42:35 UTC 2012
HEADLINE: Understanding comes to the newbie!
Thanks, Karl, it's good to know that I don't have a pile of choices to
And now that you mention it, I do find the Samba reference at the new
Also worth mentioning for people at my stage of experience: For the sake
of not installing anything more on Lubuntu, if I remove the requirement
that the share reside on the Lubuntu machine, then PCManFM File Manager
supports browsing Windows shares via Go: Network Drives, and Bookmarks
expedite future access.
On 9/19/2012 5:05 PM, Karl Anliot wrote:
> maybe it's not clear from the wiki, but there is exactly one good way
> to share file with win7.
> and read configuring samba servers
/My original question/:
A little digging seems to show that there are various ways of sharing
files between platforms, using Samba, NFS, SSHFS with Dokan, or GVFS
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
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