how to transfer files between 2 linux computers

Abhishek Dixit abhidixit87 at
Wed Dec 7 16:49:11 UTC 2011

On Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 4:59 PM, Colin Law <clanlaw at> wrote:
> On 7 December 2011 11:24, Abhishek Dixit <abhidixit87 at> wrote:
>> I want to know for computers at my home I want to transfer files
>> between them.I have used sftp,ssh on my office machines but here at my
>> home I do not want to do an ssh for a movie file which is 4.2 Gb in
>> size.Is it possible some how to do so without doing an ssh to the
>> server? I may not be aware of the name of some thing which can do this
>> so please let me know.
> rsync is probably the way to go.  Alternatively setup file sharing
> using samba and then you can just drag and drop between the shared
> directories in nautilus.
> Colin
Thanks for your suggestion.I did try out samba how ever the client
machine is not able to mount the shares from the samba server.
The directory on samba server which I want to share is
/media/New Volume
Following is smb.conf on samba server

   comment = Winows files
   read only = yes
   locking = no
   browseable = yes
   path = /media/New\ Volume
   guest ok = yes

the permissions of directory
ls -l /media/
drwx------ 1 deel deel 16384 2011-11-16 10:33 New Volume

Even after trying to change permissions
sudo chmod 755 /media
the permissions do not change.

the testparm command seems to run safe

testparm /etc/samba/smb.conf
Load smb config files from /etc/samba/smb.conf
rlimit_max: increasing rlimit_max (1024) to minimum Windows limit (16384)
Processing section "[printers]"
Processing section "[print$]"
Processing section "[hell]"
Loaded services file OK.
Press enter to see a dump of your service definitions

the /media/New Volume is a directory which is having NTFS partition,
there is no corresponding fstab entry for the same.

What more do I need to check?

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