[ubuntu-uk] Simple network
rik_boland at btinternet.com
Sat Feb 20 11:15:02 GMT 2010
I am just wanting to share files ie music on and other document
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--- On Sat, 20/2/10, Rob Beard <rob at esdelle.co.uk> wrote:
From: Rob Beard <rob at esdelle.co.uk>
Subject: Re: [ubuntu-uk] Simple network
To: "UK Ubuntu Talk" <ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com>
Date: Saturday, 20 February, 2010, 10:53
Rik Boland wrote:
> I am wanting to create a real simple network between 2 unbuntu machine
> where sould, I start?
It really depends what you want to do. Do you want to share files and
folders between machines?
For starters you'll need a way of connecting the machines together.
This can be wirelessly (say connecting both machines to a the same
wireless network), via ethernet cables to a router, or maybe a
combination of both (one connected wirelessly and another via an
There are other options, connecting via ethernet cables to a switch,
using a crossover ethernet cable between the machines or connecting them
wirelessly via an AdHoc wireless network.
I guess the best bet is to let us know exactly what you want to achieve
and what you have already (wireless router, cables etc).
In my case I have a wireless router, a couple of switches and a server
with a couple of machines connected by ethernet cable and some by
wireless although you don't need anything this complicated for a simple
You may find that you have everything you need to get started already
(such as a wireless router used for internet access and two machines
connected to the router somehow so they can see the internet).
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