how to transfer files between 2 linux computers

NoOp glgxg at
Wed Dec 7 23:45:32 UTC 2011

On 12/07/2011 08:49 AM, Abhishek Dixit wrote:
> 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
> [hell]
>    comment = Winows files
>    read only = yes
>    locking = no
>    browseable = yes
>    path = /media/New\ Volume
Note the backslash in 'New\ Volume' - the path is incorrect.

To make life easier; in Nautilus right-click the share directory and
select 'Share'. Now rename ('Share name:') to newvolume. Note this will
not change the name on /media, that name will be the same. For example:
I just mounted an ntfs directory and it mounts in /media as:
However I've set the share name (as above) to '21gb'. That '21gb' is
what is shown on the two other systems that have mounted the share via

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