[ubuntu-uk] Sharing files and folders between two 14.04 machines

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Fri Oct 17 13:08:18 UTC 2014

On 17 October 2014 10:52, Alan Lord <alanslists at gmail.com> wrote:
> Err it is really quite trivial (assumes you already have openssh-server
> installed on the destination host as you said you have).
> In the file browser (nautilus) click "Connect to server".
> In the Server Address box type:
> sftp://othermachinename.local [optionally add /any/path/you/want/to/specify]
> If you are connecting as a different user to the other machine enter
> sftp://otherusername@othermachinename.local
> click connect.
> As it is all on your home network, I'd choose the "save password for ever"
> option and once it has connected, click the tool cog thingy and choose
> "Bookmark this location"

I did not know that Nautilus could do that.

But why run ssh on your own internal LAN? What's the point of encrypting it?

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