[ubuntu-uk] Networking and sharing directories between two
machines both running Kubuntu 6.06
gordon.burgessparker at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Jun 14 17:57:52 BST 2006
On Wednesday 14 June 2006 16:24, Gordon Burgess-Parker wrote:
> I'm tearing what remains of my hair out.
A breakthrough. I've FINALLY managed to sort it. It would be a good idea if
there was a definitive HOWTO on this in the Kubuntu wiki. I did it by some
intuition, and a lot of guesswork.
Firstly NFS and SSH are NOT installed as default, but samba is when connected
to a network with Windows boxes, which strikes me as very odd when you
consider that (K)Ubuntu is probably ready for the enterprise desktop.
Secondly I had to give each machine a static IP. I didn't do this before
because the laptop connects via WAP and I couldn't get it to work with a
static IP. Strangely enough, it now does work with a static IP!
Thirdly, I discovered that the server box needs the static IP address of the
other machine, but with no "//" before it (the usual way of denoting a
As I said, there seems to be NOTHING in the Kubuntu help files for this, and a
google search didn't turn up much either.
Still, at long last I've done it!
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