[ubuntu-za] sshfs

Bill Cairns cairnsww at gmail.com
Tue May 13 05:35:08 UTC 2014

Thanks William - ownCloud looks (at a very brief glance) to be pretty good.
I will study it some more.

My server is used for backup (2 Linux desktops and 2 Windows machines). It
is doing what I want it to do, but I can see the advantages of an automatic
sync for some directories.

Now with my Linux machines able to access one another's data directly I can
regard then as having a single file store and obviate any need for
duplicating files between them. This is a great step forward for me.


On 12 May 2014 20:59, William Walter Kinghorn <williamk at dut.ac.za> wrote:

>  Hi Bill,
> I don't know what your requirements are, but have a look at ownCloud :
> http://owncloud.org/six/
> Look at above link for what you can do with ownCloud six
> You install it on your server, then you can link your clients, via the
> browser or via Desktop Sync Clients : http://owncloud.org/sync-clients/
> Clients are for Linux, Mac and Windows
> For a few linux distro you can use the repos
> for Ubuntu, you need to add the repo to your server and clients, look here
> :
> http://software.opensuse.org/download/package?project=isv:ownCloud:community&package=owncloud
> Then install owncloud on your server, and owncloud-client on the clients,
> or, on the clients use your fav browser
> Hope this helps
> William
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> *From:* ubuntu-za-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com [
> ubuntu-za-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com] on behalf of Bill Cairns [
> cairnsww at gmail.com]
> *Sent:* 12 May 2014 20:30
> *To:* Ubuntu South African Local Community
> *Subject:* [ubuntu-za] sshfs
>    I have been struggling for some time trying to find the best way of
> integrating my Linux desktops into my  home network - which runs on Linux
> and Samba.
>  I had a successful, but not very elegant, solution using Gigolo and gvfs
> but that stopped working when I moved to 14.04. In looking for a reason or
> perhaps a better solution, I found out about sshfs.
>  This is a far better and neater solution to connecting Linux computers
> together and I am more than happy with it. I am only sad that it took me so
> long to find it.
>  I am submitting this post just in case someone else out there is looking
> for a good way of connecting their Linux desktops to each other and to a
> Linux server.
>  Bill
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