[ubuntu-za] Ubuntu Server

Bill Cairns cairnsww at gmail.com
Mon Dec 30 07:13:58 UTC 2013

I have a brand new server on my home network (a good Christmas present
that!) and have got it up and working using Ubuntu Server 12.04. Lots of
things are working well, but I have run into a few things that I don't know
how to handle.  I am sure that these are very basic questions and would
appreciate a bit of patience as I struggle with some new concepts!

My first problem is that I can can connect to the server via PuTTY on SSH
and by using Nautilus's "Connect to Server" only by using the IP address.
(I have made it a static address so this is not a serious problem). Why
does using the host name not work?

The second problem is that Nautilus gives me a window which gives me access
to the file system on the server. But how do I access the files directly?
Nautilus gives the location of the server file system as:


("biffmcdoo" being the user name on the server).

But I would like to use rsync to backup my files directly from my Ubuntu
desktop. How can I address these files? It seems that the directory is
mounted (Nautilus gives me the option of unmounting it), but where?


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