networking desktop to laptop

Michael R Head burner at
Sun May 15 18:41:39 UTC 2005

On Sun, 2005-05-15 at 10:53 -0300, Dr W Hunter Blair wrote:

> This should be easy I know. In spite of using linux for many years I
> still have no clue about file sharing. The desktop only has Ubuntu, the
> laptop a small XP partition, which I do not really need, and an Ubuntu
> partition for work.

I've been using samba for maximum interop and integration (I also use
nfs, but it's less useful for laptops). If you install the samba package
(it's in synaptic), you should be able to right click on any folder,
select "Share Folder" and be presented with an option to share it via
"SMB". If you select that, and make it "browseable", you should be able
to find that folder on the network using the "network servers" place, or
network neighborhood in windows.


> Could someone kindly point me to some resources re this, or even better
> tell me how to do it.
> Thanks,
> Hunter 

Michael R Head <burner at>
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