Fwd: Simplest way of setting a share folder

Steven Davies-Morris sdavmor at systemstheory.net
Sat May 31 20:30:42 UTC 2008

Brian McKee wrote:
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Brian McKee <brian.mckee at gmail.com>
> Date: Sat, May 31, 2008 at 2:52 PM
> Subject: Re: Simplest way of setting a share folder
> To: Rick0009 at gmail.com
> On Fri, May 30, 2008 at 9:05 PM, Rick <rick0009 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, 2008-05-30 at 17:25 -0400, Brian McKee wrote:
>>> On Fri, May 30, 2008 at 11:27 AM, Rick <rick0009 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Computer A: Notebook ( wireless )
>>>> Computer B: Desktop  ( wired )
>>>> Want a Share Folder on the Notebook,
>>>> Where on my desktop top there is that share folder,
>>>> where I can drop items into it, and it would copy them
>>>> to the notebook.
>>>> Then when switching back to the notebook, the item, would
>>>> be in that folder.
>>> Lots of ways of doing that Richard.
>>> First off - what OS's are we talking about...
>>> Secondly - are the wired and wireless networks on the same subnet?
>>> Are there firewalls and/or routers between them?
>>>            (if you don't know, post the output of ifconfig from both)
>>>                (if you aren't sure how to get the output of ifconfig,
>>> let us know and we'll come at it a different way)
>>> Brian
>> First, both on ubuntu 8.04
>> on the same network
>> one a laptop ( wireless )
>> the other a desktop unit ( wired )
>> Yes, there is one wireless/wired router, that it, then out the door
>> to broadband modem
> OK
> On the notebook - create the folder you want to 'push' to.
> Right click on that folder and choose Sharing Options.
>   If you don't have sharing options,  open Synaptic and use it to
> install 'samba' and 'nautilus-share' or open a terminal and type sudo
> aptitude update && sudo aptitude install samba nautilus-share
> doesn't tell you that.  A reboot is not required.
> The options in Sharing are pretty straight forward.
> Now on your desktop go to Places -> Network,  open Windows Network -> MSHOME
> Your Laptop should show up here.
> Open that, then select your shared folder and hit Control-D to add
> that folder to your  places list permanently.
> Brian
> Footnotes - this uses Windows networking.  Thus,
> 1 - Changes may take a couple of minutes to propagate.
> 2 - Other Windows and Mac users can see that file share - think about
> that when you take your notebook out in public
> 3 - It does represent a small possible security risk whenever you turn
> file sharing on.  Use  at least a good personal password.
> If higher security was required, you would be better off using ssh.
> Unfortunately that would be a real pain unless you set your router to
> hand out the same IP address every time you connect.
> You could also use NFS (pretty insecure, hard to firewall) or
> netatalk/Appletalk (really only benaficial when used with Macs), sftp,
> a WebDAV share or a lots of other more obscure options :-)

Thanks for that Brian.  I also have to do that on my laptop.  You just 
saved me some time poking around.  Much obliged.
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